The Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (VARANS) of the Ministry of Science and Technology, as CBRN National Focal Point for Vietnam and represented by the Director General Prof. Nguyễn Tuấn Khải, and the Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence (OSDIFE), represented by the President Prof. Roberto Mugavero, considering the common interest in the field of Safety, Security and Protection from Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive materials, as well as considering their convergences and the mutual need for a closer cooperation, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Italian Embassy in Hanoi.
The Exchange of the signed documents took place in the presence of Mr. Nicolò Costantini, First Secretary and Chief of Political, Cultural and Press, and of Prof. Mariano Anderle, Scientific Attachè, on behalf of Ambassador of Italy in Hanoi H.E. Cecilia Piccioni and of Eng. Lưu Nam Hải Director of the VARANS International Cooperation Division.
During the meeting, in a friendly and constructive setting where the steps for the implementation of the protocol have been outlined in a wider cooperation between Italy and Vietnam, was highlighted the importance of the goal reached with the signature of the memorandum. This Memorandum of Understanding is the crowning of a long a continuous presence of the OSDIFE Institute in South East Asia for the implementation of many projects and initiatives, and aims to enhance the creation of a common collaboration environment between the two Institutes in the fields of common interests. Those ambitions could be fulfilled due to the implementation of joint activities, research projects and expertise and knowledge sharing, addressed to an increase of the competences in the local field in order to develop a common approach in all the area to tackle new territorial risk scenarios.
The agreement represents the finalization of a tight collaboration between OSDIFE and VARANS and is a further success in the growth process of the Observatory.
The Observatory on Security and CBRNe Defence, honored by this recognition, would like to thank Director General Prof. Nguyễn Tuấn Khải, the personnel of VARANS, and the Embassy of Italy in Hanoi, for the support for the achievement of this prestigious goal of International cooperation.