Minister of Education and Training of Vietnam Pham Vu Luan and Minister of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia Im Sethy on April 25 signed a protocol on education cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia in the period 2011 -2015.

The protocol was inked on the occasion of the two-day visit of the delegation from the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam to Cambodia from April 25-26, aiming to replace the protocol on education cooperation in the period of 2006-2010 signed between the two countries in 2005.

Under the protocol, in the future, Vietnam and Cambodia will continue to exchange delegations at all levels as well as cooperate further on education between educational agencies and scientific research organisations of the two nations.

For its part, Vietnam will support Cambodia in teaching Vietnamese at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

During the talks between the two education delegations before the signing ceremony, the two sides highly valued the implementation results of the previous protocol.

Accordingly, from 2006 until now, Vietnam received 1,167 students from Cambodia , with postgraduate students accounting for 20-25 percent; Cambodia , each year also provided Vietnamese students with 10-15 scholarships for studying in the country’s universities./.