Cooperation agreement on the establishment of Vietnam – Australia centre signed

Wednesday, 2022-06-08 14:49:56
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NDO – The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) organised a ceremony to sign a cooperation agreement to implement a project establishing and building the Vietnam – Australia Centre, in Hanoi on June 8.

Addressing the event, the Director of HCMA Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang stressed that the establishment of the centre is in the implementation of an agreement signed by the Prime Ministers of both countries in 2019.

He said the centre will help Vietnam access Australia’s knowledge, skills and expertise, experience in training and scientific research, thereby strengthening mutual understanding and deepening the increasing fruitful partnership relationship between the two countries.

Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie said her country is delighted to support Vietnam in its efforts to become a developed country with a high income by 2045.

The centre’s establishment is an important initiative to realise this support, she stressed, adding that the centre is a symbol of mutual trust, and a priority in the development partnership between the two nations.

The research centre, to be jointly operated by the HCMA and the DFAT through the Aus4Skills Programme, is expected to help improve the capacity of Vietnamese leaders and managers to meet the requirements of integration and development of the country and contribute to increasing the close, positive and sustainable cooperative relationship between the two countries.

Immediately after the signing ceremony, the Steering Committee for implementing the project convened its first meeting, during which members discussed the implementation of the project in the coming time and the centre’s operation plan over the first year.