Vietnam values strategic partnership with Australia: Vice President hinh anh 1Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh (R) and Governor of Australia’s Victoria state Linda Dessau (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always treasures the strategic partnership and all-round cooperation with Australia, including people-to-people exchange and collaboration at local level, said Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on October 2.

Receiving Governor of Australia’s Victoria state Linda Dessau, the Vice President said that the two foreign ministries are building a plan of action for the 2020-2023 period to concretise their strategic partnership, with priority given to cooperation between localities.

Victoria state has fruitful cooperative ties with Vietnamese localities, particularly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in the fields of education, culture and tourism, she said.

Vice President Thinh believed that following the Australian Governor’s visit to Vietnam, cooperation between Victoria, which is home to many famous and high-quality education institutes like the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and Vietnamese localities as well as between universities will be more thriving.

She expressed her hope that Dessau will introduce more Australian businesses to Vietnam, and wished Victoria would continue creating favourable conditions for Vietnamese nationals to live and study in the state.

Dessau, for her part, affirmed the sound bilateral relations have provided a good basis for Victoria state and Vietnamese localities to enhance long-term and close cooperation.

Victoria stands ready to work with Vietnamese localities and enterprises in education, tourism, farm produce exports, high-tech agriculture and sport technology, she added./.