Top legislator receives Salo mayor, international entrepreneurs hinh anh 1NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) presents a souvenir to the mayor of Salo (Photo: VNA)
Helsinki (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue discussed educational and business cooperation with the mayor of Salo city in Finland and leaders of some international corporations during meetings in Helsinki on September 10 as part of Hue’s official visit to Finland.

Talking to Mayor Tero Nissien and representatives from universities and firms in Salo, Chairman Hue expressed his support for stronger partnership in cooperation and training between Vietnam and Finland, as education is a strength of the Northern European nation.  

He noted that nearly one quarter of the 11,000-strong Vietnamese community in Finland are students (2,500), and the figure is expected to further rise.

Hue also informed his guest that during his meetings with the President, the Speaker of the Parliament and the Prime Minister of Finland, the two sides reached consensus on promoting Vietnam-Finland cooperation across the fields, including education.

Mayor Nissien said hundreds of Vietnamese students are studying at Turku University in his city. He said Vietnamese students are hard working and capable, who also contribute to strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.  

The mayor noted the high economic growth rate and the potential of Vietnam, saying that he hopes to expand ties with the Southeast Asian nation in innovation, business administration, tertiary education and distance health care.

Meanwhile, at their meetings with the Vietnamese legislative leader, executives of several international corporations operating in health care, education and energy expressed their wish to expand production and business activities in Vietnam. They said they are ready to collaborate with Vietnamese partners to supply or produce quality medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention and control at reasonable costs. The corporations are also willing to share experience with Vietnam in the fields of education, startup and renewable energy.

Top legislator receives Salo mayor, international entrepreneurs hinh anh 2NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) receives Chairman and co-founder of Finest Future Peter Vesterbacka (Photo: VNA) 
Talking to Peter Vesterbacka, Chairman and co-founder of Finest Future, an Espoo-based organization specializing in education and startup, Hue appreciated Finest Future’s engagement in education, innovation and startup projects in Vietnam, including a scholarship programme for Vietnamese students.

He said Vietnam attaches importance to science-technology and innovation, and asked the Chairman and co-founder of Finest Future to collaborate with Vietnam in those fields.

At his meeting with executive officers of Gerbion group, which is working with Vietnam’s T&T group in a joint programme in purchasing and transferring technology for producing rapid COVID-19 PCR test devices, NA Chairman Hue said he supports the group’s business and investment strategy in Vietnam.   

Meanwhile, leaders of the French group NG Biotech told the Vietnamese NA leader that the group is building a factory producing rapid testing kits in Vietnam with the intention to help Vietnam cope with the current difficulties in pandemic control and set up long-term partnership with Vietnamese partners.

Chairman Hue also received representatives from Wärtsilä, a Finnish company leading the world in marine and energy smart technology and solutions, the JAKS Resources Berhad of Malaysia, and HIPRA group of Spain./.