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VNU PRESIDENT WELCOMES THE BRITISH PREMIER’S SPECIAL ENVOY

VNU PRESIDENT WELCOMES THE BRITISH PREMIER’S SPECIAL ENVOY

09 March, 2016

VNU PRESIDENT WELCOMES THE BRITISH PREMIER’S SPECIAL ENVOY

On March 9, 2016, VNU President Phùng Xuân Nhạ welcomed and had a working session with Their Excellencies the British Premier’s Special Envoy Lord David Puttnam and the British Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Giles Lever.

The two sides discussed the issues relating to Vietnam’s human resources development cooperation as well as the UK’s role in supporting and sharing its experience with Vietnam.

VNU President Phùng Xuân Nhạ proposed the UK to continue supporting and cooperating with Vietnam in general and VNU in particular in the fields of training, education quality assurance, scholarship provision and student exchange. VNU President also hoped that Their Excellencies Lord David Puttnam and Ambassador Giles Lever would take an interest in the exploring of solutions for graduate job security, further improvement of human resources quality and promotion of science and technology development.  

His Excellency Lord David Puttnam expressed his pleasure to visit VNU – a Vietnam's leading higher education institution and said that the British side was willing to cooperate with and help Vietnam in training, research and students support activities. He believed that the cooperation relations between Vietnam and the UK would be further tightened in the future.

The British Ambassador Mr Giles Lever said that in addition to the increasing of cooperation in training and student support, the British Embassy would support English education quality accreditation via the British Council. Mr Ambassador also mentioned the demand for connecting universities with businesses and expressed his willingness to assist VNU in this regard.

Their Excellencies Lord David Puttnam, Ambassador Giles Lever and VNU President also shared experience on education, training and research issues in the two countries. In the coming time, VNU will work with the British Embassy and the British Council on planning specific cooperative activities.

 

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