Vietnam expects more help from the British Council (BC) in the field of education and training, especially the teaching of English.

The statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung at a meeting with the BC Chief Executive Martin Davidson in Hanoi on January 15.

To implement socio-economic development targets, Vietnam is focusing efforts on human resources training, including foreign languages, especially English, said the Deputy PM.

The cooperation will contribute to the building of the friendly comprehensive ties between Vietnam and the UK , affirmed the Deputy PM.

For his part, Martin Davidson thanked the Vietnamese government for enabling the BC to operate in Vietnam over the past time. He revealed that the BC is designing a plan to promote links between the two countries’ universities, facilitating efforts by Vietnamese students to come to the UK for studying.

Vietnam has a good number of advantages for its socio-economic development, including a strong young and intellectual generation, said the Chief Executive./.