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Australia expected to support Hanoi in education development

For the past years, training English language has been a key issue in the cooperation between Vietnam and Australia.

Hanoi has expressed its hope that Australia would teach English for the city's officials in broader education opportunities in the future.

 Hanoi's Party Secretary Dinh Tien Dung and Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie on Feb 15. Photos: Thanh Hai/ The Hanoi Times

Secretary of the city’s Party Committee Dinh Tien Dung revealed the idea at the meeting with Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie on February 15.

Education is among fields together with culture, tourism, smart city, and hi-tech agriculture that Hanoi plans to cooperate with Australia in the coming time.

Being delighted with the cooperation opportunities, Robyn Mudie said the aforementioned issues are Australia’s priorities for Vietnam and Hanoi in particular.

The ambassador suggested proper mechanisms for the cooperation between Hanoi and Canberra as well as other cities in Australia.

Hanoi Party Chief Dinh Tien Dung said room for trade and investment between Hanoi and Australia remains large. The city’s exports to Australia account for only 2% of Hanoi's total export values. In reality, Hanoi has a number of products that meet the requirements of the Australian market while Australian products are popular in Hanoi.

In terms of investment, Hanoi appears to be a good destination for Australian investors thanks to its high-qualified manpower, stable growth rate, and potential market. So far, Hanoi is home to more than 100 Australian projects worth US$500 million. Meanwhile, Australia’s finance, science-technology, and management experience would be a good match for Hanoi.

Regarding education, Vietnam and Australia have cooperated in this sector for years. Fields of cooperation identified as priority areas include: vocational education and training management; teacher education; quality assurance; transnational partnership between Vietnam and Australia in vocational training; collaboration between industry and vocational institutions; vocational education and training for vulnerable groups; development of national skill standards; English language training, development and delivery; cooperative research and development; distance education at all levels.   

Notably, Australia also supports Vietnam in training English language for peacekeepers. 

 Representatives of the two sides at the meeting.