Participants of the first seminar on the role of Vietnamese intellectuals and specialists living in Switzerland to bilateral ties (Photo: VNA)

Geneva (VNA) – Some 40 Vietnamese intellectuals and specialists living in Switzerland have gathered in a seminar to discuss their role in enhancing cooperation in education and scientific research between the two countries.

Held at the Embassy of Vietnam in Berne on June 10, the event was a follow-up of the seminar in Geneva in April that brought together young Vietnamese intellectuals into providing suggestions for the homeland’s national development.

Opening the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Switzerland Pham Hai Bang spoke highly of the enthusiasm of the intellectuals and specialists in the second seminar and affirmed the role of the embassy and the Permanent Mission of Vietnam to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva in connecting them with the home country.

For his part, Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, head of the Permanent Mission of Vietnam in Geneva outlined what the mission in coordination with Vietnamese specialists have done since the first seminar to bring the homeland knowledge and experience learnt in Switzerland.

During the event, Vietnamese speakers shared experience they have gained from their jobs to contribute to the country and younger generation.

The attendees also discussed a mechanism for future operation of the association of Vietnamese intellectuals and specialists in Switzerland.-VNA