Vietnamese students in Laos receive scholarships from Vietnam Government hinh anh 1Vietnamese students in Laos receive scholarships in 2015 - 2016 school year (Source: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Embassy of Vietnam in Laos held a ceremony in Laos’s capital Vientiane on September 29 to present scholarships of the Vietnamese Government to 40 overseas Vietnamese students in the country.

The scholarships was part of an agreement on education and training cooperation between the two Governments and a cooperation plan on education and human resources development between Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training and Laos’s Ministry of Education and Sports. 

Congratulating the scholarship recipients, chargé d’affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung said the scholarships demonstrate the Vietnamese Party, State and people’s attention to overseas Vietnamese in Laos. 

Nguyen Van Mui, Vice Chairman of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos, described the scholarships as valuable material and spiritual gifts to the students that help encourage the development of the Vietnamese community, which is a friendship bridge linking the two nations.

The number of the Vietnamese Government’s scholarships for children of overseas Vietnamese in Laos has increased from five in 2005 to 40 at present.-VNA