Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on Oct. 20 received head of the International Peace Foundation Uwe Morawetz, who is in Vietnam to prepare for the programme "Bridges – Dialogues toward a culture of peace".

Nhan said he appreciated the initiative to host the programme, which offers Vietnam an opportunity to welcome the world's scientists and Nobel prize winners in various fields.

He also said the event's activities would help promote dialogue and establish long-term co-operative ties, particularly among the youth, to advance towards a peaceful world culture.

Morawetz said the programme had been held successfully in Thailand , the Philippines , Malaysia and Cambodia since 2003.

It is scheduled to be held in Vietnam from November 2012 to March 2013 with a wide range of activities, including workshops, talks and exchanges./.