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    Minutes of the Fourteenth (14th) Meeting of ACGC XIV

    Bao Son Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

    29 September 1998

    Welcome and Opening

    Dr. Le Quoc Khanh ( Vice Minister of Industry and Vice-President of the Chemical Society of Vietnam) welcomed the delegates to Hanoi.

    Dr. Minella Alarcon from the Jakarta office of UNESCO thanked Dr. Le Quoc Khanh and welcomed delegates on behalf of UNESCO.

    Following a group photograph, Dr. Barry Noller, Chairman of ACGC, introduced the 25 international participants.

    Dr. Le Van Nguyen, Secretary of the Chemical Society of Vietnam, introduced the 5 Vietnamese delegates.

    Apologies were received from:

    Dr. Dang Vu Minh

    Dr. Ho Sy Thoang

    Prof David Black

    Prof Krishna V Sane

    Prof Udom

    Prof Nordin Hj Lajis

    Prof Chen

    Prof John Bremner

    Prof. Malin Akerblom


    Barry Noller and John Webb were elected to manage the meeting with arrangements for the following meeting to be decided at the conclusion of this meeting.

    Minutes of ACGCXIII

    On the motion of Lim Teck Thai, seconded by Mohinder Singh, the Minutes of ACGC XIII , prepared by Steven Pyne and John Webb, were accepted.

    Matters arising from the Minutes:

    Barry Noller commented on the considerable effort required to support planning for ASOMPS IX and X. Dr. Singh requested that the administrative structure of ACGC be considered separately. Barry Noller reported that UNESCO Jakarta had accepted ACGC as an activity under its Programme of Activities.

    Reports of Individual Member Organisations

    Reports of National Chemical Societies

    ACGC Chemical Research Comunications

    Dr. Steve Pyne, the Editor of this journal, reported on progress to date and the plans that, as from Volume 7, the journal will be on the WorldWideWeb.

    Prof. Cannon commented on several aspects of the Minutes from the meeting of the ACGC CRC Board; he suggested review articles be included within the scope of the journal.

    Questions of copyright and the need for a signed disclaimer were also noted.

    Initiatives: Future Activities of ACGC

    Future meetings: The future meetings were agreed to be held in Kunming in 1999 and then in Dhaka following ASOMPS X.

    Elections: The three officers were re-elected: Prof Noller as Chair, Prof Webb as Secretary and Datuk Dr. Mohinder Singh as Treasurer.

    Close of meeting: the meeting closed with thanks to the hosts, the Chemical Society of Vietnam for their support and hospitality.

    Prepared by Prof John Webb



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