British Ambassador to Việt Nam Giles Level (right) hands over the visiting professor title certificate to health minister Tiến in a ceremony in Hà Nội on Friday. — VNS Photo Thanh Hải
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến has been conferred the honourary title of visiting professor by the University of Oxford for a second term, from 2016 to 2021.
British Ambassador to Việt Nam Giles Level handed over the title certificate to the minister at a ceremony held in Hà Nội on Friday.
Level said the title was a recognition for Tiến’s contributions in scientific research collaborations between the two countries when she used to be the director of the HCM City Pasteur Institute.
He added that as Việt Nam’s health minister, Tiến has paid a lot of attention to enhancing international relations and research and training activities, especially with the university.
At the event, Tiến praised the United Kingdom and the Oxford University’s support to Việt Nam, saying that the title awarded to her is a symbol of the co-operation between the two countries, especially in the healthcare field.
“Over the past years, Việt Nam and the UK have carried out many joint research projects in different areas, including epidemiology, tropical diseases, antimicrobial resistance and emergency preparedness, contributing to capacity building and improving healthcare for Vietnamese people,” Tiến said.
Tiến also committed to starting more health research and training collaboration programmes and increase the co-operation between the two nations. — VNS