On behalf of China, the protocol was signed by Cao Jianlin, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, BTA reports.
The new projects are in the field of agriculture (farming machinery), nanotechnology, biotechnology, physics, environmental protection and chemistry.
All projects will produce direct results for the economies of the two countries, Dobreva said. According to her, Bulgaria and China have similar problems in agriculture, foods and environmental protection.
Cao said Bulgaria should take pride in its rose oil, farming machinery and wines. He conferred with members of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, and they concurred that there is a large potential for cooperation in computer technology.
The previous, eleventh, session of the Bulgarian-Chinese Commission for Scientific and Technological Cooperation approved seven joint projects which were implemented successfully, Dobreva recalled.