Vietnam and Mozambique have inked a Protocol on Education Cooperation, allowing both sides to increase exchanges of students and educators as well as other partnership activities.

The document was signed by Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and his Mozambique counterpart Augusto Jone Luis at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 23.

From 2014, the number of scholarships for students of Vietnam to study Mozambique and vice verse will be increased to 10 a year, doubling the figure agreed in the protocol signed in 2008 in Maputo, Mozambique, which focused on mutual technical support in education and training.

At present, 16 Mozambique students are pursuing training courses in Vietnam, mostly in agriculture. Meanwhile, 25 Vietnamese students have been received to study Portuguese in Mozambique.

At the same time, Vietnam has also sent eight education specialists to Mozambique and received one Portuguese teacher from the country.

In the framework of his working visit to Vietnam from June 21-26, Augusto Jone Luis had working sessions with the Vietnam Agriculture Academy, University of Electricity, the Hanoi College for Fashion and Textile-Garment, and the Hanoi Medical University.-VNA