An overview of the meeting

Ha noted that Belarus has helped Vietnam train many officials and experts serving the country’s national construction and development, especially in the fields of science and technology.

Underlining that the two sides have yet to optimize their cooperation potential, the Deputy PM said that the upcoming visit by the Belarusian PM is expected to help beef up bilateral ties in a more comprehensive and deeper manner, especially in economy, culture, environment, climate change, security and defense. Particularly, education will still be one of the priorities in bilateral cooperation.

A new education cooperation agreement will be signed between Vietnam and Belarus, which is hoped to bring practical benefits to people of both sides and motivate the comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in the time to come, he said.

Ha expressed his hope that Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training and the Ministry of Education of Belarus will promptly finalize cooperation programs and frameworks between the two countries with diverse forms such as delegation exchanges and experience sharing in general, tertiary and post-graduate education, along with the formation of joint science research groups and the exchange of students.

For his part, Ivanets affirmed that there is plenty of room for Vietnam and Belarus to further promote their education-training cooperation.

To date, 40 cooperation agreements have been signed among universities of Vietnam and Belarus, he said, expressing his belief that a new education cooperation deal to be signed between the two governments will contribute to further promote bilateral collaboration in the field.

Source: VNA