Vietnamese Gov’t scholarships granted to OV students in Laos hinh anh 1Scholarships are presented to 30 outstanding Overseas Vietnamese students in Laos (Photo:VNA)

 The Vietnamese Government’s scholarships for 2015 were presented to 30 outstanding Overseas Vietnamese students in Laos at a ceremony held in Vientiane on October 8.

Started in 2005, the annual scholarship programme for Overseas Vietnamese students with outstanding academic performance actualised a bilateral cooperation agreement on education and training as well as a human resource development and education cooperation plan between the two governments. The number of scholarships offered rose from five in 2005 to 30 at present.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung asserted that the scholarships manifested the special care of the Vietnamese Party, Government and people for Vietnamese expats in Laos, hoping the talented young generation will help strengthen the special ties and overall cooperation between the two countries.

The diplomat asked the Vietnamese associations in Laos to pay attention to creating more good conditions for their children to study and preserve the homeland cultural identity.

Chairman of the Vietnamese Association in Laos Nguyen Duy Trung affirmed the worthy scholarships help many Overseas Vietnamese students pursue education and make contributions to the homeland.-VNA