Viet Nam, Russia eye stronger ties in education, training

Update: 15:18 | 22/10/2021
Viet Nam and Russia discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation in education and make it more practical and effective during a meeting between Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi and Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Falkov Valery Nhikolaievich in Moscow on October 20.
Viet Nam, Russia eye stronger ties in education, training
Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Minh Khoi held a working session with Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Falkov Valery Nhikolaievich in Moscow on October 20. (Photo: VNA)

Khoi spoke highly of the Viet Nam-Russia cooperation in education and training, a key area in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

He appreciated the Government of Russia for raising the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students to 1,000 – the highest for foreign students and thanked the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education for providing all possible conditions for Vietnamese students to study in Russia, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ambassador informed his host of a plan to hold an annual meeting for representatives from universities that provide Vietnamese language and Vietnamese study training to step up the teaching of Vietnamese language and Viet Nam study, asking the Russian ministry to help organise the event.

Valery Falkov, for his part, congratulated Khoi on assuming his new mission and wished him a successful term of office.

The minister affirmed that Russia wants to develop education and training partnerships with Viet Nam, saying Viet Nam remains Russia’s top priority partner.

Given the Russian Government’s policy to increase scholarships for foreign students, the Viet Nam-Russia cooperation in the field will be flourishing further in the coming time, he said.

He expressed his delight at the dynamic growth of relations between both sides’ universities, citing the fact that over 350 agreements have been signed between their universities so far.

In the time to come, Viet Nam and Russia plan to focus on several priorities in terms of education and training as follows: signing a new education and training cooperation agreement between the two governments to replace the 2005 document, holding the third meeting between Viet Nam and Russia in education-training and science-technology in Russia; holding the second forum for heads of universities from the two sides in Russia; stepping up the teaching of the Russian language in Viet Nam and Southeast Asian countries; and studying the possibility of expanding bilateral ties in the field.

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(Source: VNA)