Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Western Australia ink MoU on multifaceted cooperation hinh anh 1A beach in Vung Tau city of Ba Ria - Vung Tau province (Photo: VNA)

Ba Ria - Vung Tau (VNA) - Authorities from the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau and the Australian state of Western Australia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) online on September 16, regarding multifaceted cooperation in economy, education and training, and cultural exchange.

Joint economic work will include creating conditions for businesses from both sides to form economic and trade partnerships, as well as organising annual exchanges of delegations representing sectors such as energy, tourism, the creative industry, and services.

Meanwhile, educational engagements will link education and training organisations in the province with those in Western Australia, establish joint schools, and seek opportunities relating to training curricula, among others.

They will also cooperate with selected educational and cultural establishments to exchange artists for the promotion of arts and culture.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Van Tuan said the two localities share similarities in socio-economy, culture, and human resources, so will make good partners for development.

Bui Quoc Thanh, Vietnamese Consul General to Perth, Western Australia, stressed that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the signing of the MoU demonstrates the two sides’ aspirations for cooperation in boosting the Vietnam - Australia strategic partnership.

Earlier, in July 2019, the two inked a preliminary agreement on establishing cooperative ties and partnerships./.