Dr. Young Joo Lee, Director of CCOP TS, along with Dr. Dhiti Tulyatid, Regional Expert, and Ms Marivic Pulvera Uzarraga, Manager: Project Operation and Information, officially visited the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGMV), Hanoi on April 22nd, 2019.
Dr. Nguyen Van Nguyen, Deputy Director General, GDGMV and Permanent Representative of Vietnam to CCOP congratulated Dr. Lee for his new position as Director of CCOP TS and mentioned that Vietnam has several offices to involve with CCOP’s activities.
The Director of CCOP indicated his intention to make CCOP the best geoscience international organization in the region. He encouraged Vietnam and all Member of Countries to set up its CCOP National Committee to have all relevant offices and organization working together for the country. Also, Dr. Lee showed his appreciation to Vietnam for being the future host of 2021 CCOP Annual Session and Steering Committee Meeting.
In addition, CCOP Director put emphasis on Vietnam to nominate Vietnamese Young Earth Scientist as the national YES Network Coordination in order to promote the new generation of earth scientist, since YES Network has now joined CCOP as one of the Cooperating Organization. Moreover, participation of more women in CCOP activities was highly encouraged.