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Moscow (VNA) – A Russia-ASEAN forum to boost business education cooperation was opened on September 1 as part of the Eastern Economic Forum in the Russian city of Vladivostok.

The event was co-organised by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) University and the Far Eastern Federal University under the auspices of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education and Roskongress Fund.

It brought together representatives from Russian and ASEAN universities and educational organisations.

Vietnamese Consul General to Vladivostok Huynh Minh Chinh and representatives from the Vietnamese Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Industry and Trade were among participants at the forum.

The Russia-ASEAN University Forum is expected to help develop an effective educational system that provides qualified human resources serving trade and economic cooperation between Russia and ASEAN.

According to Consul General Chinh, Vietnam and Russia boast close cooperation in education, yet need to pay more attention to developing their economic and trade ties, particularly when the Vietnam – Eurasian free trade agreements is going to become effective.-VNA