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Hanoi (VNA) - The Global HR Forum 2017, initiated by the Republic of Korea (RoK), convened in Hanoi on December 14, aiming to help Vietnam improve the local workforce quality.

The conference was participated by RoK Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Kim Sang-kon, Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, RoK Ambassador to Vietnam Lee Hyuk, and Jaime Saavedra, head of Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group, and others.

During its two-day course, the event introduces RoK experience that helped the country create its Miracle on the Han River of rapid growth in the 1990s. The Vietnamese and Korean sides are set to discuss measures to enhance their strategic partnership across sectors, particularly in the management and development of high-quality human resources.

Delivering an opening speech, Minister Phung Xuan Nha said Vietnam is learning from developed countries like the RoK, as it considers human resources development a breakthrough solution to economic growth.

He noted the country is working to improve its workforce capacity via education, training, and international cooperation, with priority given to the establishment of international-standard educational centres and training of leading experts. 

Nha said he expects the forum will help both sides define opportunities and challenges in the development of a high-quality workforce, thus suggesting suitable measures for Vietnam to meet new demand on the field.-VNA