Since the signing of the Agreement on Scientific cooperation with Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS) in 1993, National Science Council (NSC) has organised with SAS many activites such as exchange of scholars and seminars and other cooperation.
After the bilateral symposium in Slovakia last November, both sides decided to make the call for proposal as soon as possible. On May 21, 2009 in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, SAS organised accordingly a signing ceremony of the Addendum to the Agreement on scientific cooperation. On behalf of SAS, Scientific Secretary Dr. Lubomir Faltan signed the Addendum on the witness of Mr. Robert Chen, Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Bratislava, Vice President Prof. Fedor Gomory of SAS, and present are also members of the SAS Presidium and Department of International Cooperation and colleagues from Representative Chen’s office and Science and Technology Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Czech Republic. Before the singing ceremony, Addendum was signed in advance in Taiwan by Director General of Department of International Cooperation Prof. Ching-Ray Chang on 15th May in the NSC headquarter. Special guests invited to the witness of the signing ceremomy in NSC were Mr.Dusan Dacho, Representative of Slovak Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei and Prof. Cheng-Hong Chen, Vice Minister of NSC.
Finally both parties exchanged gifts and toasted wishing the success of mutual cooperation. Prof. Fedor Gomory, Vice President of SAS, emphasized that this agreement has profound significant meaning. It represents a new milestone in the scientific cooperation between Taiwan and Slovakia and it is also the first agreement signed on scientific cooperation of SAS with a Non-EU country.