Brussels, 10 May 2005
On 12 and 13 May, Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Science and Research will attend the China-EU High Level Forum on Science and Technology Strategy in Beijing. He will also meet with the Chinese Minister for Science and technology Xu Guanhua and take part in events to celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations between the EU and China. He will take part in the launch of CO-REACH, a network of European policy-makers and programme managers involved in promoting research cooperation with China in all fields of science, which aims to leads to great research cooperation between EU and China. EU and China have a Science and Technology Agreement, designed to encourage and increase scientific cooperation. The Forum will discuss, among other things, how to make the most of this agreement, to strengthen relations between China and the EU.