Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Vice-Chancellor of University of Waikato Neil Clayton Quigley (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Education-training is one of the top priorities of the Vietnam-New Zealand cooperation, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has affirmed.

In the spirit, the PM called on New Zealand’s University of Waikato to expand its cooperation with Vietnamese educational institutions, agencies and organisations.

At a meeting with the university’s Vice-Chancellor Neil Clayton Quigley in Hanoi on November 16, the leader appreciated the school’s prestige, saying he hopes that educational institution will step up its collaboration with the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam (GDGM) in personnel training in this field.

He suggested Neil Clayton Quigley, who is also Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, back and promote the bilateral collaboration in enhancing the capacity of officials in geology and minerals, focusing on geothermal energy, geological survey and environmental protection.

Stressing Vietnam’s stance on extensive international integration, the PM welcomed the Vice-Chancellor and the university’s implementation of cooperation activities with Vietnam in cyber security training and consultation.

Neil Clayton Quigley said his Vietnam visit has opened up many new promising cooperation areas between the university and competent Vietnamese agencies, especially the GDGM.

The university is also partnering with Hanoi Law University and other educational institutions in the country, he added.

The Vice-Chancellor told his host that the university has recently inked a cooperation agreement with New Zealand’s police, which is a new promising training area, especially in cyber crime prevention and fighting, and the university is ready to join hands with Vietnam in this field.

Neil Clayton Quigley, as Director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, said he is willing to promote cooperation activities with Vietnam in credit, financial administration and banking, contributing to pushing ahead the Vietnam-New Zealand relationship.-VNA