A training course commenced on January 14 with the aim of promoting leadership skills among students at a number of universities in Hanoi.

In his opening speech, Vice Chairman of the National Assembly (NA) Office Nguyen Si Dung said this is a component of the cooperation project between the Vietnamese NA and the UK Embassy in Vietnam, designed to popularise activities of the NA among young people.

The project is also intended to equip young people—potential future NA members—with necessary skills and knowledge in the field.

Cherry Gought, Country Director of the British Council (BC) in Vietnam said BC has launched projects of this kind in 38 countries with the aim of offering opportunities for young people to develop and perfect their own abilities, gain insight into political and social issues, and become more self-confident.

The three-day course will cover teamwork, communication, negotiation, and speaking skills, all of which are expected to significantly contribute to forming their leadership capabilities in the future.-VNA