|Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh receives Governor of Australia’s Victoria state Linda Dessau in Hà Nội. VNA/VNS Photo Doãn Tấn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam always treasures the strategic partnership and all-round co-operation with Australia, including people-to-people exchange and collaboration at the local level, said Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh on Wednesday.
Receiving Governor of Australia’s Victoria state Linda Dessau, the Vice President said that the two foreign ministries are building a plan of action for the 2020-23 period to concretise their strategic partnership, with priority given to co-operation between localities.
Victoria state has fruitful cooperative ties with Vietnamese localities, particularly Hà Nội and HCM City, in the fields of education, culture and tourism, she said.
Vice President Thịnh believed that following the Australian Governor’s visit to Việt Nam, co-operation between Victoria, which is home to many famous and high-quality education institutes like the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and Vietnamese localities as well as between universities will thrive.
She expressed her hope that Dessau will introduce more Australian businesses to Việt Nam, and wished Victoria would continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese nationals to live and study in the state.
Dessau affirmed the sound bilateral relations have provided a good basis for Victoria state and Vietnamese localities to enhance long-term and close co-operation.
Victoria stands ready to work with Vietnamese localities and enterprises in education, tourism, farm produce exports, high-tech agriculture and sport technology, she said. — VNS