HÀ NỘI – Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Trần Hồng Thái on January 18 had a working session with Chief Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam Jonathan Baker. The two sides pledged to expand cooperation in natural sciences, culture, and education. Thai believed that the Việt Nam - UNESCO cooperation on science and technology will contribute to realising Việt Nam 's socio-economic development goals as well as proactively promoting cooperation and international integration on science, technology, and innovation. The Deputy Minister expressed his belief that Baker, during his term in Việt Nam , will further promote cooperative relations between Việt Nam and UNESCO in areas, including natural sciences, oceanography, water security, biodiversity, water resource management, sustainable development, and climate change response. He said UNESCO will support Việt Nam and provide it with recommendations on ethics in AI and integrity in research.