Minister Burton signs a memorandum of understanding on Science and Technology with Chinese Government. (March 2012)
Richard Burton, T.D, Minister for Job, Enterprise and Innovation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Ireland –China Science and Innovation Cooperation with Mr. Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology while on a Trade & Investment mission to China.
The Memorandum sets out the objectives and modes of cooperation on science and innovation between the two countries. Cooperative activities envisaged include exchange of scientific and technological information and data, exchange of scientists, researchers, technicians and trainees for visits, study tours, and advance studies, organisation of bilateral scientific and technical meetings and joint research on projects of mutual interest.