The success of the 47th Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Council Conference (SEAMEC 47) has made a significant contribution to raising the image of Vietnam’s education, which is dynamic, internationally integrated and responsible to international tasks, a senior education official has said.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Tran Quang Quy made the remarks at a meeting in Hanoi on June 6 to review the organisation of SEAMEC 47 which took place in Hanoi from March 19 to 21. The event saw a great number of international delegates who later applauded its outcomes.

The deputy education minister further stressed that the success will enhance the status of Vietnamese education and the country’s relations with foreign nations in the region and the world.

A report from the meeting showed that SEAMEC 47 witnessed signing ceremonies to a wide range of legal documents of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) relating to the goal of lifelong learning (SEAMEO CELL), such as the establishment of the SEAMEO Centre for Lifelong Learning, adopting a resolution and admitting the United Kingdom as the eighth associate member of the organisation and launching a project to build the SEAMEO College.

The ministers signed the SEAMEO Statement on Strategic Collaboration towards Regional Development, the report said.

At the meeting, 25 groups and 68 individuals were presented certificates of merit for their outstanding contributions to SEAMEC 47.

Established in 1965, SEAMEO has become the largest international organisation in Southeast Asia in education, science and cultural cooperation.-VNA