PM Chính calls for Australia to offer more scholarships to Vietnamese students

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Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính receives President of RMIT University Alec Cameron on Thursday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese Government always creates optimal conditions for operations of foreign investors in the country, including RMIT University, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on Thursday while receiving President of the Australian university Prof Alec Cameron and Australian Ambassador to Việt Nam Robyn Mudie.

At the event, the PM said that the Việt Nam-Australia strategic partnership had been thriving across all fields, including education-training. He took the occasion to thank the Australian Government for promptly responding to Việt Nam’s call for vaccine support, and being among the first countries to pledge COVID-19 vaccine assistance for Vietnamese children aged 5-11, with 900,000 doses scheduled to arrive in Việt Nam this weekend.

He underlined that this was a timely support for Việt Nam’s efforts to vaccinate children that contributes to the reopening of schools across the country.

Việt Nam always views education and training as a top national policy and people are the centre, the subject, the target and the driving force of sustainable development, according to the Vietnamese Government leader.

In this spirit, the PM appreciates RMIT University as the leading foreign investor in education in Việt Nam. He congratulated the university for its over 20 years of effective operation in Việt Nam, thus becoming a vivid symbol of Việt Nam-Australia cooperation in education-training and people-to-people exchange.

The PM asked the university and the Australian side to offer more scholarships for Vietnamese students so as to contribute to human resources training for the country and the region, together with the Việt Nam-Australia friendship and strategic partnership.

The Australian Ambassador and Prof Cameron spoke highly of Việt Nam’s COVID-19 prevention and control work, vaccination campaign, and socio-economic recovery and development, and thanked the Vietnamese Government for supporting the university’s development in Việt Nam during the past two decades.

Cameron pledged that the Australian university would continue working with Việt Nam and shared RMIT’s development plan, including an additional investment worth A$100 million (US$74.8 million) into Việt Nam and the region. — VNS

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