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Mexican Party leader starts tour with news agency visit

Update: November, 27/2012 - 09:38

HA NOI (VNS)— General Secretary of Labour Party of Mexico Senator Alberto Anaya Gutierrez visited Vietnam News Agency (VNA) and the National Hospital of Acupuncture yesterday as part of a five-day official visit.

Warmly welcoming Gutierrez at its headquarters, VNA director-general Nguyen Duc Loi emphasised the sound partnership between the party and VNA.

"The Party has supported VNA in training its staff in Spanish as well as in printing and publishing materials to introduce Viet Nam to Latin America," he said.

Loi expressed his wish that the two sides would continue to work together to organise a photo exhibition next year and to realise the co-operation agreement on training, printing and distributing the Viet Nam Pictorial Magazine signed in 2010.

For his part, Gutierrez said his Party wanted to expand co-operation with VNA in more fields and with other Vietnamese agencies as well.

He said that further co-operation would strengthen the relations between the two sides that had been established for 15 years.

During his visit to the National Hospital of Acupuncture, Gutierrez said he hoped Viet Nam would support Mexico to establish a number of acupuncture centres in Mexico and provide training for Mexican staff for the next three years.

Gutierrez, while praising the services the hospital's hundreds of doctors and professors have rendered to Mexican patients, stressed that deeper co-operation between the two sides would benefit people of both countries.

The hospital's director Nghiem Huu Thanh said that over the last five years, Vietnamese professors and doctors had made 160 visits to Mexico and provided examinations and acupuncture treatments to nearly 500,000 patients. They also co-ordinated dozens of training courses to pass on basic acupuncture techniques to their Mexican counterparts.

Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Xuyen pledged that the health sector would continue to send Vietnamese acupuncture doctors to Mexico for further cooperation in treatment and training. — VNS

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