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Japan forum highlights education co-operation

Update: May, 25/2013 - 09:05

TOKYO (VNS)— A special forum on Viet Nam-Japan educational co-operation has been held in Tokyo on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan said that the Vietnamese Government had decided to include Japanese language in its secondary education programme.

It would also work with Japan to upgrade some universities in Viet Nam and establish a Japanese university in the country to equip people with first-rate skills.

The numbers of Vietnamese undergraduate students, post-graduates and apprentices in Japan had been increasing, he said.

"Viet Nam has implemented a co-operation model between its educational sector and foreign countries, including Japan, to ensure high-quality human resources for economic development," he stressed.

Viet Nam-Japan co-operation in education and training had great potential and would boost the two countries' strategic partnership, Nhan said.

On behalf of the Japanese Government, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Teru Fukui made a presentation on the country's educational strategy, including a policy to attract foreign students.

Japan had actively promoted educational co-operation with Viet Nam through Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) projects and between the two countries' universities.

The two governments had agreed to train high-tech specialists and strengthen their ties in cultural and people-to-people exchanges, he added.

At the forum, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Quang Quy said co-operation with Japan in education, training and human resources development was of high priority.

Quy expressed his hope that the two sides would boost co-operation in ongoing projects, adding that the Vietnamese Government and ministry would do their utmost to effectively carry out educational co-operation agreements between the two countries.

Representatives from Vietnamese and Japanese ministries and universities also presented measures to foster bilateral ties in education, training, science, technology and human resources development. — VNS

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