The Government has approved a number of partnership agreements and draft deals with foreign partners in various fields, including science and technology, sea transport and education.

The Government issued a resolution approving an agreement on cooperation in science and technology between Vietnam and the Eastern Republic of Uruguay. The document was signed in Hanoi on June 15, 2010.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was assigned to complete necessary procedures to put the deal into effect, while the Ministry of Science and Technology was asked to work with other ministries to implement the agreement.

At the same time, the Government passed a draft deal on sea transport agreement between Vietnam and Myanmar . The Minister of Transport was authorised to sign the agreement on the margin of the 20 th ASEAN Transport Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for Myanmar on November 27-28.

The Prime Minister also gave the nod to the draft agreement between the governments of Vietnam and Russia on bilateral strategic partnership on education, science and technology. Minister of Science and Technology Nguyen Quan was given permission to officially ink the deal.-VNA