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The Acting Consul General of Australia in Ho Chi Minh City, Ciaran Chestnutt, worked on March 28 with officials of Can Tho University in the city of the same name to discuss the results of cooperation in matters of education and directions for the future.

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Working session between the Acting Consul General of Australia in Ho Chi Minh City, Ciaran Chestnutt, and officials of the University of Cân Tho.

Photo: VNA/CVN

Professor Trân Ngoc Hai, Deputy Rector of CânTho University, said that as a key scientific research center in the Mekong Delta region which provides around 70% of the high-quality manpower to the region, the University has focused on training, research and technology transfer in the service of the sustainable socio-economic development of the region.

Through international research cooperation programs, the University has sent many scholars to developed countries to study there, including Australia, he said.

He noted that Can Tho sent 116 candidates under the Mekong 1000 project to 23 Australian educational institutions. They should help foster cooperation between Australia and provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta, he said.

He added that Can Tho also sent five students to Australia under the exchange program, as well as 126 officials and lecturers for postgraduate courses in Australia.

Since 2015, 14 connection projects between Australia and the Mekong Delta region have been implemented at a total cost of over AUD 1.5 million. Meanwhile, more than 20 Australian academies and organizations have signed MoUs with their peers in the Mekong Delta region on cooperation in academic exchange or scientific research, the majority of which are in the areas of agriculture, fisheries, environment and technology.

During the working session, Ciaran Chestnutt expressed his delight at the encouraging results of Australia’s cooperation and support in education in the Mekong Delta region.

He pledged to work hard to serve as a gateway for Australian institutes and training centers to get closer to their peers in Vietnam and the Mekong region in particular, thus concluding more cooperation agreements and helping to improve the quality of training in the region and to strengthen the good relationship between Vietnam and Australia.

VNA/CVN

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