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China, Bulgaria sign scientific cooperation agreement

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The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) signed a scientific cooperation agreement, aimed at extending the scope of their cooperation.

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According to the agreement, signed by the president of the two institutions Wang Weiguang and Stefan Vodenicharov, the parties will, on a basis of mutual benefit, promote academic cooperation in the fields of social sciences and humanities between Chinese and Bulgarian researchers.

The cooperation will be carried out through joint research projects, which will last for a period of three years, with equal cost-sharing, the agreement defines.

Sharing opinions at the signing ceremony, Wang made three proposals related to the implementation of the agreement, including conducting a joint study on the implementation of Chinese's "One Belt, One Road" initiative; develop a mechanism on collaboration between Chinese and Bulgarian think tanks; and carry out a comparative study on social development of the two countries.

In turn, Vodenicharov said the suggestions were very important, and their implementation would benefit the two sides.

Vodenicharov also awarded Wang with Honorary Insignia for his achievements in the study of important theoretical issues in the field of philosophy.

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