The ambassador was speaking at an event on March 27 in Hanoi, which was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Australia.

Australian food and beverages showcased during an event in Hanoi as part of celebrations of 50th anniversary of Vietnam - Australia diplomatic relationship (Photo courtesy of the Australian Embassy)

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is organizing two roadshows in localities across Vietnam, including Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang in March and Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang and Can Tho in September.

The roadshows will expand opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese partners in agrifood and education sectors to discuss commercial partnerships, according to Goledzinowski.

“By unlocking new opportunities in education and agrifood, the events will also create new partnerships and collaborations that will benefit both countries.”

Vietnam has been one of Australia’s fastest-growing trading partners in recent years. Two-way trade between Vietnam and Australia grew 27% last year to AUD 23.5 billion (USD15.71 billion).

Australia is Vietnam’s seventh largest trading partner while Vietnam is Australia’s 10th largest trading partner.

The two countries enjoy a strong, expansive, and enduring partnership in agriculture and education sectors.

The two-way trade in agriculture, fisheries and forestry products surpass the impressive milestone of 6 billion AUD (4 billion USD) for the first time last year.

As for the education sector, Vietnam is Australia’s fifth largest source market of international students with 27,000 student enrollments and over 8,000 Vietnamese undertaking an Australian qualification in Vietnam.

There are 300 training programs, which include articulation and joint-training programs between Australian and Vietnamese institutions.

More than 80,000 Vietnamese alumni who graduated from Australian education institutions are currently working in Vietnam.

Source: VNA