US Consul General to HCM City Rena Bitter and students from the Ho Chi Minh City's University of Technology. (Source: tuoitre)

The American Centre (AC) under the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City has welcomed more than 80,000 visitors since it was set up four years ago.

Speaking at a September 16 ceremony to celebrate the centre’s 4th establishment anniversary, US Consul General to HCM City Rena Bitter said that the centre has played an important role in fostering educational collaboration between Vietnam and the US .

The AC is considered as a “colloid” in the two countries’ people-to-people relationship as US President Barack Obama stated, she added.

The center has organised numerous activities including English courses and programmes offering business start-up skills. It also serves as an abundant referential source for researching as well as a place for cultural and scientific exchanges.

The diplomat also said the centre will increase scientific, technological, industrial and mathematic programmes in the time to come.-VNA