A conference of Vietnamese and Hungarian universities’ rectors was held in Hanoi on November 27, focusing on measures to foster links between the two countries in education and training.

Addressing the event, Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan stressed the important role of the education sector for sustainable development in each country, saying that Vietnam has built numerous policies to promote the sector’s development.

He spoke highly of assistance from countries and international communities to Vietnam, including Hungary. He described the two countries’ traditional friendship as a firm foundation for them to further expand all-around cooperation.

The minister expressed his hope that through the meeting, a number of orientations and plans will be outlined so as to accelerate the implementation of cooperation agreements between the two nations and their universities in particular.

Hungarian President Janos Ader, who is now on an official visit to Vietnam, said his country is willing to team up with Vietnam in the field of its strength such as medical, hydrology and science, and admit Vietnamese students to study at its universities.

The President noted that the Hungarian Government will double the number of its scholarships for Vietnamese students to study in the country to 100 in the time ahead.

At the conference, participants focused on sharing information on each side’ higher education system, policies and scholarships programmes provided by their governments.

The Vietnamese Ministry and the Hungarian side pledged to continue supporting relevant parties to implement their commitments and build bilateral and multilateral educational cooperation programmes.

On the occasion, Vietnamese and Hungarian universities held bilateral working sessions to seek measures to boost cooperation in the future.

Hungary’s Liszt Academy of Music and the Vietnam National Academy of Music signed a cooperation agreement on training and academy exchange.-VNA