The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) and the Korea Foundation on December 23 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation exchange and experience sharing between the two countries’ youth.

The MoU is part of a pilot project to select 600 outstanding university graduates for the post of vice chairperson of people’s committees at commune level in 62 poor districts nationwide.

It aims to strengthen the strategic cooperative relationship between Vietnam and the Republic of Korean (RoK), as well as expanding exchange between the two young generations.

Under the document, beneficiaries will take part in exchange of delegations and experience sharing in leadership, management, socio-economic development policies, poverty reduction and new rural area building.

They will also have an opportunity to learn about the customs and traditional culture of their respective countries.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, MoHA Deputy Minister Tran Anh Tuan stressed the 600 vice chairperson project is to improve State management capacity and necessary skills for project members, raising working efficiency and training personnel at the grassroots level.

Korea Foundation President Yu Hyun-seok expressed his wish to work with the Vietnamese side to send the young Vietnamese officials to RoK for experience gaining.

The programme will be implemented in five years with 40 delegates sent to the RoK each year, he said, adding that the fund will provide various activities so that the delegates can better contribute to Vietnam once they complete the training in RoK.-VNA