|Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam delivers a speech at the celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Viet Nam-Belgium Master Programme. — Photo chinhphu.vn
HA NOI (VNS) — A co-operative educational programme between Viet Nam and Belgium marked its 20th anniversary in Ha Noi yesterday.
Speaking at the celebration of the 20th year of operating the Viet Nam-Belgium Master Programme, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stressed that the programme was one of the country's first and oldest international co-operation efforts.
The programme has created a practical and effective relationship between Viet Nam and Belgium, he said, expressing his hope that in the coming years there would be more educational co-operation models put into practice.
Meanwhile, Belgian Ambassador to Viet Nam Bruno Angelet said that co-operation in education and training would continue to be a priority between the two countries in the future.
Begun in 1995 with the support of the Vietnamese Government and the French-speaking Belgian community, the programme has sponsored 58 classes with more than 2,200 graduates. It is run through the co-operative efforts of Belgium's Solvey Brussels School of Economics and Management and Viet Nam's National Economics University, along with the HCM City Open University.
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Viet Nam-Belgium Master Programme will hold a conference, entitled "Green growth-How to best implement it in Viet Nam" in HCM City tomorrow. —VNS