Vietnam presents Friendship Order to Pyatigorsk State University hinh anh 1Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh handed over the Friendship Order to rector of  the Pyatigorsk State University Alexander Gorbunov (Source: VNA)

Pyatigorsk (VNA) - Pyatigorsk State University (PGU) of Russia has been presented with a Friendship Order by the Vietnamese State for its contributions to training generations of Vietnamese students since 1968.

On behalf of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh handed over the Friendship Order to representatives of the university at a ceremony in Pyatigorsk city on October 11, which was held to celebrate its 80th founding anniversary.

Over the last 51 years, many generations of Vietnamese students have studied at the university. Many of them have hold high-level positions of the Party and State of Vietnam. PGU graduates have worked in 120 countries around the world.

In his speech at the event, Manh emphasised the university’s invaluable help to Vietnam, especially when the Russian educational institute has helped Vietnam train many ambassadors, generations of highly qualified teachers who dedicated to the cause of education in Vietnam.

He showed his hope that PGU would continue to reaping more successes on the development path, including its cooperation with Vietnam in training human resources.

In the morning of the same day, Manh had a working session with Deputy Governor of Stavropol province Alexander Boiko, during which the two sides affirmed their desire to push Vietnam-Russia cooperation, especially in economy, trade and education.

The ambassador suggested the local government create favorable conditions for the Vietnamese community in Pyatigorsk to integrate well in society./.