Khoi spoke highly of the Vietnam-Russia cooperation in education and training, a key area in the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries.
He appreciated the Government of Russia for raising the number of scholarships for Vietnamese students to 1,000 – the highest for foreign students and thanked the Russia Ministry of Science and Higher Education for providing all possible conditions for Vietnamese students to study in Russia, particularly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ambassador informed his host on a plan to hold an annual meeting for representatives from universities that provide Vietnamese language and Vietnamese study training to step up the teaching of Vietnamese language and Vietnam study, asking the Russia ministry to help organise the event.
Valery Falkov, for his part, congratulated Khoi on assuming his new mission and wished him a successful term of office.
The minister affirmed that Russia wants to develop education and training partnership with Vietnam, saying Vietnam remains Russia’s top priority partner.
Given the Russian Government’s policy to increase scholarships for foreign students, the Vietnam-Russia cooperation in the field will be flourishing further in the coming time, he said.
He expressed his delight at the dynamic growth of relations between both sides’ universities, citing the fact that over 350 agreements have been signed between their universities so far.
In the time to come, Vietnam and Russia plan to focus on several priorities in terms of education and training as follows: signing a new education and training cooperation agreement between the two governments to replace the 2005 document, holding the third meeting between Vietnam and Russia in education-training and science-technology in Russia; holding the second forum for heads of universities from the two sides in Russia; stepping up the teaching of Russian language in Vietnam and Southeast Asian countries; and studying the possibility of expanding bilateral ties in the field.