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PM affirms co-operation with German state of Hessen

Update: June, 01/2016 - 09:07
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Hessen’s Minister of Science and Arts Boris Rhein in Hà Nội yesterday. – Photo VGP

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam has always attached importance to co-operation with the German state of Hessen and regards it as a positive example of relations between the country and foreign localities, affirmed Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.

At a reception for Hessen’s Minister of Science and Arts Boris Rhein in Hà Nội yesterday, the Government leader praised the fruitful developments of the countries’ strategic partnership.

Germany is now Việt Nam’s leading European partner, especially in politics, the economy, education and training, he said, applauding Hessen leaders for their attention to the relationship between the locality and the Southeast Asian nation.

Stressing similarities in the history shared by Việt Nam and Germany, Rhein said Vietnamese living and studying in Germany are helping to promote the two countries’ bilateral ties.

Both countries have paid heed to educating and training young people, and prioritising scientific and technological training, he said.

This explains why the Việt Nam-Germany University was established in Việt Nam, the minister added, calling on the Prime Minister and the Vietnamese Government to facilitate the school’s operation.

In response, the PM hailed the achievements the newly-established university has attained recently, adding that the number of qualified new graduates from the school has reflected the quality of the German education.

He suggested the two sides continue to strengthen its staff and outline a programme to train high-quality Vietnamese teachers.  VNS

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