Can Tho (VNA) – The Centre of Korean Studies and Sejong King Institute in the Can Tho University (CTU) were inaugurated in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 27.

Le Viet Dung, Vice Rector of the CTU and Director of the centre, said the new facility will help promote cultural exchanges between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK), popularise the teaching and learning of Korean and supply Korean-proficient manpower to the regional labour market.

RoK Vice Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Hong Soon-chang said the event reflects a long leap forward in Vietnam-RoK ties, particularly in the field of education.

At the event, Woori Bank presented scholarships to 15 outstanding students of the Can Tho University.

Participants were given a chance to try their hand at making the traditional Korean dish of kimchi pickles and taste a variety of kimchi during a sideline festival.

As of late 2014, Sejong King Institute opened more than 130 establishments in 54 countries with over 40,000 students learning Korean language.-VNA