Winners of the 2018 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest explore Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. — Photo courtesy of ASEAN-Korea Centre
HÀ NỘI — 14 winners of the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest have visited Việt Nam under the framework of the 2019 ASEAN-Korea Youth Academic Workshop organised by the ASEAN-Korea Centre and ASEAN University Network.
Two Vietnamese students, Nguyễn Thị Hương Giang of Hà Nội-based Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam and Đào Mạnh Nghĩa of HCM University of Law, are among this year's winners.
Việt Nam was chosen as the first destination for the trip as the country became the chairman of the Southeast Asia's regional bloc this year.
The winners will then will travel to Seoul and Busan, the host city of the ASEAN-ROK Commemorative Summit from January 12 to 16.
Throughout the workshop, participants will listen to lectures, present their essays and engage in discussions with experts from government agencies, universities and think tanks in the two regions, visit industrial sites as well as broaden their understanding of Việt Nam and ASEAN through visits to cultural heritage sites.
According to Lee Hyuk, Secretary-General of the ASEAN-Korea Centre, as ASEAN and Korea are now advancing together into a new era of partnership, the role of the youths in shaping the future community of ASEAN and Korea is more important than ever.
“In this regard, the ASEAN-Korea Academic Essay Contest organised by the ASEAN-Korea Centre is a valuable programme that promotes studies on ASEAN-Korea relations and contributes to nurturing the young minds of ASEAN and Korea to lead a more sustainable and forward-looking partnership into the future,” he said.
The workshop lasts from January 6 to 16. — VNS