Argentina hopes to promote cooperation in science and technology research, healthcare services training, tropical diseases, climate change and Asia-Pacific research.

This is part of what was discussed in a meeting Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan had with Daniel Filmus, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Argentine Senate; Alberto Sileoni, the country’s Minister of Education and the Network of National Universities in Buenos Aires (RUNCOB).

Meanwhile, Vietnamese universities expect to collaborate in human resource training, scientific research and agricultural technology transfer.

During the meeting, Filmus and Sileoni appreciated Vietnam’s educational development in the context of the country’s comprehensive achievements during its renovation period.

They also expressed their wish to promote the cooperation between Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) and Organisation of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI).

On April 23, Pham Vu Luan, who is also the Chairman of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Council, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SEAMEO representatives and OEI to establish mutual cooperation.

Luan led the SEAMEO delegation’s visit to Argentina, aiming to promote educational, scientific and cultural cooperation between ASEAN members and Ibero-American countries.

During the visit, the delegation took part in an international conference on information technology, communication and education held by the Institute of Technology, Information, Communication and Education of Ibero-America States (IBERTIC) from April 22-23.

The Minister’s working visit created an opportunity for international cooperation that will help Vietnamese universities improve education quality and human resource training in scientific research.

Also on the occasion, the Minister visited the Ho Chi Minh statue in Vietnam Park in Buenos Aires.-VNA