Bangladesh and Vietnam agreed to promote cooperation in education and training

Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina appreciated Vietnam’s FPT University for offering 100 scholarships to Bangladeshi students for the year 2017-2018.

President Tran Dai Quang, his wife and delegation arrived in Dhaka on March 4 afternoon (local time), beginning a three-day State visit to Bangladesh at the invitation of President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.

The visit takes place at a time when both nations are celebrating 45 years of diplomatic ties. It affirms Vietnam’s unwavering external policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralization and diversification of foreign relations, including the long-standing friendship and comprehensive cooperation with Bangladesh.

President Tran Dai Quang (left) is greeted by Bangladeshi President Mohammad Abdul Hamid.

Vietnam always places importance on and desires to further develop its friendly and cooperative relations with Bangladesh. The two nations have stood side by side and supported each other in the process of national construction, sovereignty safeguarding and economic development in each nation. The two sides expressed satisfaction at the growing volume of bilateral trade which in 2017 amounted to nearly $900 million, an increase of around 50% from 2016; and agreed to hold the second meeting of the Joint Committee on Trade in 2018 to seek avenues to enhance bilateral trade.

Both sides welcomed the signing of the Cultural Exchange Program between the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Bangladesh and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam. During the visit, leaders of two nations also stressed the need to establish direct air connectivity between the two countries to foster trade, tourism, and people-to-people contact. The two sides also agreed to promote cooperation in education and training.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appreciated Vietnam’s FPT University for offering 100 scholarships to Bangladeshi students for the year 2017-2018.

Both sides need to further expand bilateral relations and cooperation in agriculture, education-training, culture, tourism and people-to-people exchanges by intensifying all-level delegation exchange and trade and investment promotion activities to elevate bilateral trade to US$2 billion by 2020, Quang emphasized.

The President also urged Vietnamese expats in Bangladesh to unite together and make even greater contributions to the home country and the bilateral ties.

With the purpose of incessant improvement of the quality of education not only in Vietnam but also in foreign countries all over the world, FPT University Vietnam offers Scholarship Program in the academic year 2018 – 2019 for potential international students. Click here for more information. 

Source: Local newspaper