A roundtable on Vietnamese-Russian cooperation in the field of education, with the support of social organisations, took place in Hanoi on November 7 on the occasion of the 97th anniversary of the Russian October Revolution (November 7, 1917).

According to the Vice President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association Ho Anh Dung, Russia has helped train tens of thousands of Vietnamese officials and experts in a number of fields and has supported the country in human resources development since the 1950s.

There are currently 6,000-7,000 Vietnamese students enrolled at Russian universities, with numbers increasing by 500-700 students each year and expected to grow by 1,000 from 2015 onwards.

The roundtable provided an opportunity for educational managers and teachers to gain an overview of the main issues in education and training cooperation between the two countries.

The opinions heard during the event will help strengthen the collaboration, especially in the face of the changing regional and international context, Dung added.

Participants shared their views on the achievements made so far, as well as the shortcomings that need to be addressed during the cooperation process, as well as the role of social organisations and alumni in fostering bilateral ties in this field.

In the evening, an art performance is scheduled to take place at the Centre for Russian Science and Culture in Hanoi, showcasing both Vietnamese and Russian music.-VNA