Language department contributes to Vietnam-Argentina ties: Ambassador hinh anh 1Vietnamese students make Chung cake together (Illustrative photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) – An exchange with lecturers and students of the Spanish Studies Department of Hanoi University was held in Hanoi on June 7 by the Argentine Embassy in Vietnam to honour the educational facility’s contributions to promoting the language and culture of Spanish speaking countries, including Argentina.

At the event, Argentine Ambassador to Vietnam Juan Carlos Valle Raleigh noted that the event was part of activities to mark the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Argentina (October 25, 1973 – 2018). The two countries have great potential to deepen bilateral relations, the ambassador added.

Two-way trade increased to more than three billion USD in 2017, doubling in five years and making Argentina Vietnam’s second biggest trade partner in Latin America.

Meanwhile, Vietnam is the second leading market in Asia and the fourth global exporting market of Argentina.

Founded in 2004, the Spanish Studies Department currently has more than 200 students. With 442 million users, Spanish is the second-most spoken language, after Mandarin Chinese and among the six official languages of the United Nations.-VNA