Director of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Nguyen Quang Thuan (R) presents the insignia to Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on August 24 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has been presented with the “For the Cause of Vietnam’s Social Science” insignia in recognition of his attention to the development of the two countries’ social science cooperation.

Director of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) Nguyen Quang Thuan gave the insignia to him when the Turkish leader visited the academy on August 24.

PM Binali Yildirim, who is on an official visit to Vietnam, valued the role of science-technology and affirmed that he wants to bolster the countries’ cooperation in this field.

He voiced his belief that stronger cooperation between VASS and science agencies of Turkey will considerably contribute to the countries’ cooperation efforts.

On this occasion, the Turkish PM also visited the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology under VASS.

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Scientific cooperation between VASS and Turkish partners began in 2010 with the signing of a scientific cooperation agreement between VASS’s Institute of African and Middle East Studies and the Ankara University of Turkey.

Since then, bilateral relations in the area have been expanded as seen through mutual visits by scholars and regular symposiums held with the support of the Turkish Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey.-VNA