Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmes, and Brazil’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Luciana Santos, who will take over as appointed by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on January 1, held a virtual meeting where they addressed reaffirmed the importance of deepening cooperation on strategic issues and cooperation between the two countries.
In turn, Minister Filmes conveyed his congratulations to the new Minister Santos and celebrated the “appointment of a woman with a long and distinguished career in the science and technology sector” and the return of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to the Brazilian government. represents an immense happiness”.
Subsequently, Filmus highlighted that Brazil is “our main strategic partner in the technology sector and we look forward to deepening and expanding the cooperation agenda.” In this sense, the Argentine Minister highlighted the cooperation within the framework of the Latin-American Center for Biotechnology, the Argentine-Brazilian Center for Nanotechnology and the long and strategic articulation of the nuclear sector and the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounts and Control. nuclear material.
On his part, Minister Santos expressed his gratitude for the meeting with Minister Filmes and said: “For President Lula, cooperation with Argentina is essential and it will be the first country he will visit. Our cooperation with Argentina is strategic and we are going to resume Brazil’s leading role in regional integration organizations such as CELAC and MERCOSUR. We value our long cooperation on nuclear issues, we hope to expand cooperation on space issues where Argentina is a regional context. It is a commitment to move forward with the memorandum to promote cooperation on ocean issues in the South Atlantic and Antarctica.”
FILMUS invited Minister Santos to make a joint visit to the Argentine and Brazilian research centers in Antarctica and said: “We can show the world that we have the resources to conduct research and promote the care of the natural heritage and its axis It has a common objective of protecting climate change, which is rationally separated by competition and exploitation of resources from other countries.
The Ministers agreed to draw up a joint work agenda to deepen areas that are part of the bilateral cooperation trajectory such as nuclear, biotechnology, nano-technology and satellite sectors, and for joint development of new strategic areas such as energy, oceans, Let’s move forward with development. A social science center focusing on regional integration among others.
Rubens Diniz and MINCyT advisor, María José Haro Sly, also attended the meeting.