Friday, August 31, 2012

Vietnam, Cambodia cooperate in education, training

The Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training, Pham Vu Luan, and the Cambodian Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, Im Sethy, have agreed to boost education exchanges and human-resource training for people in the border provinces.

Under a plan signed yesterday, this year Vietnam will receive 120 Cambodian students and post-graduates studying science and technology, Vietnamese language and other fields, while Cambodia will admit 15 Vietnamese students to study full time at Cambodian universities.

Vietnam will also sent 20 Vietnamese officials to learn the Khmer language over a two year period. Beside scholarship programmes, the two sides will also exchange delegations.

Acknowledging support from the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training in the past, Sethy said he hoped the cooperation continues to grow, especially in technical education.

Luan said his ministry was determined to strengthen deeper ties with the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia.

Vietnam will continue helping in human-resources training. It will also exchange experiences in vocational training.-Asia News Network (August 30, 2012)

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