NA Chairwoman meets Australian students
  • | VNA | November 29, 2017 10:04 PM
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception in Canberra on November 29 for Australian students joining the New Colombo Plan (NCP) programme in Vietnam.

NA Chairwoman meets Australian students

The top legislator welcomed the Australian government’s initiative to offer US$100 million scholarships to Australian students in Indian-Pacific countries, including Vietnam.

She wished that the Australian government would continue developing education system and human resources, thus facilitating exchange between the two peoples.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expressed her hope that overseas students joining the NCP programme will contribute to the effective and practical development of Vietnam-Australia ties.

The number of Australian students joining NCP programme in Vietnam is rising, from 161 in 2015 to 340 in 2017 which is forecast to reach 748 next year.

In 2017, Vietnam welcomed the seventh largest number of students among 38 countries and territories in the Indo-Pacific region joining the NCP.

Apart from the NCP programme, the two countries also have also worked closely together on the Australia – Vietnam human resources development project for 2016-2020, the Australia – ASEAN Bridge School Partnership Programme for 2016-2018 for the exchange of elementary and secondary school lecturers, and 20 other partnership programmes between the two countries’ universities.

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