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On 8-9 August, 2018, Dr. Geroi Zh. ZHOLTAYEV, Academician of the International Academy of Engineering Sciences, the International Academy of Mineral Resources, the National Academy of Engineering Sciences of Kazakhstan, Director of the K. SATPAEV Institute of Geological Sciences, visited the UNESCO International Centre on Global-Scale Geochemistry (ICGG) and the Institute of Geophysical and Geochemical Exploration (IGGE), CAGS. The two sides carried out deep exchanges on international cooperation on geochemical mapping.

Dr. Hao Guojie, Director of the IGGE, Deputy Director of the ICGG expressed warm welcome to Dr. Geroi Zh. ZHOLTAYEV and introduced the objectives, functioning, research fields and achievements of the IGGE and ICGG. Dr. Hao hoped that the two sides could work together to actively promote the implementation of the global-scale geochemical mapping project in Kazakhstan.

Dr. Geroi Zh. ZHOLTAYEV spoke highly of the achievements the IGGE had made in exploration geophysics and exploration geochemistry and praised the important role the IGGE and the ICGG had played in promoting the global-scale geochemistry. He briefly introduced the achievements K. SATPAEV Institute of Geological Sciences had made in mineral resource exploration and hoped to collaborate with the IGGE in a variety of areas, prioritizing the field of geochemical mapping in the bordering areas of China and Kazakhstan. He presented his ideas and suggestions on cooperation ways and methods. During the meeting, Dr. Wang Xueqiu, Deputy Chief Scientist of the IGGE, Executive Director of the ICGG reviewed the cooperation history and major achievements made between the IGGE and the Kazakhstan side, and brought up the specific cooperation proposals on China-Kazakhstan cooperation projects.

Dr. Geroi Zh. ZHOLTAYEV also admired the efforts the ICGG had made in helping the developing countries with their capacity building and showed that the Kazakhstan side would also like to send staff to the ICGG for academic and technical exchanges.

The two sides have agreed to vigorously promote the signing of cooperation agreement as early as possible through common efforts. The Kazakhstan delegation also visited the exhibition room of the ICGG.

The staff from the Division of Science and Technology of the IGGE, the Secretary Office of the ICGG also took part in the reception.

The two sides making a discussion on bilateral cooperation

The Kazakhstan delegation visiting the exhibition room of the ICGG