Vietnam, Russia step up technology cooperation hinh anh 1At the meeting. (Source: vovgiaothong)

Moscow (VNA) - Potential and collaboration plan in education, science and technology between Vietnam and Russia were discussed during the first meeting of the Russia-Vietnam committee for education, science and technology cooperation held in Moscow from November 5-6.

The event was co-chaired by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh and Russian Deputy Minister of Education and Science Veniamin Kaganov.

The two sides focused on a bilateral cooperation model through the Vietnam-Russia Tropical Centre and spoke highly of the research platform of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, which opens new opportunities to develop education and training cooperation between two nations.

They expressed their delight at education cooperation results over the past six decades, affirming that leaders of the countries always pay attention to strengthening and expanding connections in the field.

Anh and Kaganov highlighted that the meeting was a starting point to concretise the strategic partnership agreement in education, science and technology signed in 2014.

The meeting also served as a catalyst to lift up technology cooperation between the two countries, they agreed.

The Vietnamese official underscored that with excellent professional knowledge, Vietnamese graduates from Russian universities are holding key positions in State-owned agencies and education institutions in Vietnam.

At the end of the meeting, the two sides inked the minutes and working regulations of the Committee.

Education and sci-tech cooperation has always been considered one of the pillars of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership since the two countries set up diplomatic ties in 1950.

The Russian Government provided nearly 800 scholarships for Vietnamese students during the academic year 2015-2016 and up to 1,000 scholarships are expected for the 2016-2017 school year.-VNA