The "Establishment of Vietnam-Australia Center” project was signed in Hanoi on June 8 in accordance with the agreement between the two Prime Ministers of the two countries in August 2019.
|The signing ceremony attended by Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie and Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. Photos: Embassy of Australia in Hanoi|
The center aims to contribute to improving the capacity of Vietnamese leaders and managers to meet the requirements of the country’s integration and development.
Besides, it will contribute to beefing up the close, positive and sustainable cooperation relationship between the two countries in the new context.
The research center will be jointly operated by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) through the Aus4Skills program.
Addressing the signing ceremony, the Director of HCMA Nguyen Xuan Thang emphasized that the center marks an important milestone in the Vietnam-Australia strategic partnership.
“It will help Vietnam access Australia’s knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience in training and scientific research, thereby enhancing mutual understanding and deepening the increasing fruitful partnership between the two countries,” Thang said.
For her part, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Robyn Mudie said her country is delighted to support Vietnam’s endeavors towards becoming a developed country with high income by 2045.
The establishment of a vibrant and dynamic Vietnam-Australia Center is a significant initiative to achieve this goal, Robyn Mudie stressed, adding that the newly-established center is a symbol of mutual trust and a priority in the development partnership between the two nations.
Right after the signing ceremony, the Steering Committee for implementing the project convened its first meeting, during which members discussed in detail the implementation of the project in the time ahead, and the center’s operation plan in the first year.
On this occasion, Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang presented the insignia “For the cause of training and fostering political theory” to Ambassador Robyn Mudie for her contributions to HCMA’s training and fostering political theory.
It is the academy’s highest award to honor individuals and organizations who have made great contributions to the cause of training and fostering leadership and management staff for the Vietnamese Government.
|Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang said at the event.|