Vietnam Week in Russia promotes friendship and cooperation

WVR/VNA - The Vietnam Week in Russia, spotlighting Vietnam as a gateway to Asia, is underway in Moscow to promote the nations’ friendship and cooperation.
Vietnam Week in Russia promotes friendship and cooperation
Vietnam Week in Russia promotes friendship and cooperation: Chargé d'affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia Le Dac Quan (2nd from left) and Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Russia Do Xuan Hoang (1st from left) at the opening ceremony.(Photo: VNA)

Lasting from April 17 to 23, the event features eight roundtable discussions on economy, science and education, with participants talking about prospects for the bilateral engagements in the fields of banking, oil and gas exploration, health, and IT. On schedule are also lesson and practice sessions on Vietnam’s history, arts, and cuisine, among others.

At the opening ceremony, Russian Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Konstantin Mogilevsky said in his online speech that it is the first time such a week-long programme on cooperation with Vietnam has been organised.

Deputy Minister Mogilevsky informed participants that an alliance of Russian and Vietnamese technical universities is expected to be set up based on the coordination among the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Moscow Aviation Institute, and Moscow Power Engineering Institute.

Vietnam Week in Russia promotes friendship and cooperation
Vietnam Week in Russia promotes friendship and cooperation: At the opening ceremony. (Photo: VNA)

The alliance is expected to become a key factor in the nations’ educational cooperation, providing the Vietnamese industry with highly qualified human resources, he said.

The Russian official noted that the sides involved are considering the organisation of the 2nd Vietnam-Russia University Rectors’ Forum in Moscow this autumn and a Russian Week in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Xuan Dinh said the event is a good chance for information exchange and cooperation between Vietnamese and Russian scientists and businessmen.

He believed it will bring Vietnam closer to Russian friends and open up more opportunities for joint research projects in the time to come.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)