Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan received in Hanoi on Nov. 20 a Bulgarian delegation of professors, teachers, social activists and diplomats, who are on a visit to Vietnam to attend the programme “Paying Gratitude to the Nation of Roses”.

Vice President Doan hailed the Bulgarian guests for visiting Vietnam on the occasion of celebration of the Vietnamese Teachers’ Day (Nov. 20).

On behalf of Vietnamese alumni of Bulgaria , Doan congratulated Bulgarian teachers, who had trained thousands of students and skilled workers for Vietnam .

She expressed her thanks for great assistance from the Bulgarian government and people to Vietnam in the past struggle for national liberation and for the present national development.

The Vice President affirmed that Vietnam ’s achievements in national renewal were attributed to contributions from the Bulgarian State and people, including Bulgarian teachers.

She also expressed her hope that the Vietnam-Bulgaria relations would be further developed in all areas to match the two countries’ potential.

Praising Bulgarian science and training environment, Doan expressed her wish to expand cooperation in education and training with Bulgaria and pledged that Vietnam would soon implement the signed agreements with Bulgaria , especially education and training agreements.

Head of the Bulgarian delegation, Simeon Dimchev, President of the Bulgaria-Vietnam Friendship Association, and other delegates recalled their fine impressions about Vietnamese students and trainees, who contributed to the construction of many projects in Bulgaria and expressed their pleasures at the successes of them, describing those successes as great bonuses to their teachers.

Officials of many Bulgarian universities expressed their wish to continue receiving Vietnamese students to Bulgaria to study economics, medicine, technologies, agriculture and food processing.

Earlier, the Bulgarian guests paid a floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh at his mausoleum and visit the Ho Chi Minh museum.

In the evening the same day, the Vietnam-Bulgaria Friendship Association held the programme “Paying Gratitude to the Nation of Roses” with exchanges and art performances by Vietnamese people, who used to study and work in Bulgaria./.