Vietnam, Switzerland discuss education cooperation hinh anh 1At the meeting (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga had a meeting with President of the Swiss Council of States Ivo Bischofberger on March 30 in Hanoi to compare notes on information on education cooperation between the two countries.

Deputy Minister Bui Van Ga spoke highly of Swiss education and cooperation between the two countries the past years. 

He briefed Bischofberger about Vietnam’s higher education system and the fields that need support from other countries, including Switzerland.

The deputy minister expressed his hope to promote a bilateral education and training cooperation deal expected to be signed in 2018. 

In addition, he suggested the Swiss side provide support to build a “Swiss made” training model in Vietnam in 2018 in the fields of hotel-tourism and banking – finance which are strengths of the European country. 

Vietnam also wants Switzerland to create more incentives for outstanding Vietnamese students to access scholarship channels of the Swiss government as well as Swiss educational facilities, he added.

For his part, Ivo Bischofberger, who is on an official visit to Vietnam from March 28-31, acknowledged the suggestions, saying that the information is useful to the both countries’ cooperation, especially in education and training. 

He appreciated opportunities for cooperation between the two countries as Vietnam has a young, enthusiastic and thirsty – to – learn labour force.-VNA