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Agreement on cooperation between the National Centre for Research and Development and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR), Singapore
The Agreement on co-operation between the National Centre for Research and Development and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A * STAR), Singapore was signed on 31 October 2013. The ceremonial signing took place in the presence of the Prime Ministers of the two countries, during the visit of the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, to Poland on 30 October - 1 November 2013.
On behalf of the National Centre for Research and Development, the agreement was signed by the Centre's Director, Professor Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski, while Singapore's Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, Kwee Liong Keng, put the pen to paper on behalf of A * STAR.
The agreement envisages the continuation of co-operation in research and development, which commenced with the agreement signed in 2005 by the Ministers responsible for science. One of the planned actions by both parties will be to announce and carry out the 2014 competition for bilateral R & D projects .