Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan met with the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the US Department of Commerce, Francisco Sanchez, in Hanoi on April 8.

Sanchez is leading a delegation of 56 representatives from the US ’s universities, colleges and English-training institutes on a working visit to Vietnam .

Deputy PM Nhan expressed his hope that the first ever visit to Vietnam by the US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade would contribute to further enhancing the two countries’ cooperation, especially in education.

According to the Deputy PM, a total of 23 Vietnamese universities have partnered with US universities and colleges and a large number of US economic experts are working and teaching in Ho Chi Minh City , which, he said, would create a bed-rock for the two countries to boost their educational cooperation in the coming time.

He took the occasion to propose the US government to create more favourable conditions for their experts to lecture in Vietnam and for Vietnamese students to learn in the US , and pay attention to building US-model universities in the country.

For his part, Sanchez spoke highly of Vietnam ’s plan to establish more modern hospitals using high technologies and facilities while pledging that the US will offer active assistance for the country in this field.

On this occasion, Deputy PM Nhan called on the US side to share its experiences in nuclear energy development and introduce safety facilities while Sanchez said he hoped that the Vietnamese government would create favourable conditions for US telecom enterprises in the Vietnamese market./.