India has committed to working closely with relevant Vietnamese agencies in training Vietnamese personnel in accordance with the Government project on training for officials and managers abroad with state budget funds, or Project 165.

The commitment was made at working sessions between Indian agencies and a delegation of the Project 165 steering board led by Nguyen Van Quynh, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Organisation Commission and deputy head of the steering board, during its recent visit to India .

During the three-day visit to India , the Vietnamese delegation worked with the Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Indian Cultural Council.

Both sides spoke highly of the traditional relationship founded and fostered by President Ho Chi Minh and Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, noting that the two countries have favourable conditions for development of cooperation in education as well as in personnel training under Project 165 in particular.

The delegation made a tour of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and the Institute of Technology Delhi – India ’s leading training establishments for public administration and technology.

The Indian Institute of Public Administration agreed to provide training for two missions of Vietnamese key officials, to study until the end of the year. Each mission will comprise between 20 and 30 members.

The delegation asked the Institute of Technology Delhi to help train officials in information and technology under short-term courses and Master and PhD courses and the proposals were accepted./.