During the reception, Thinh applauded fruitful cooperative ties between Victoria state and Vietnamese localities, particularly Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, in the areas of education, culture and tourism, adding that her nation is appreciative of people-to-people exchange and collaboration at local level with the Southeast Asian nation.
Both foreign ministries are mapping out a plan of action for the 2020-2023 period to concretise their strategic partnership, with priority given to cooperation between localities, Thinh told her guest.
The Vietnamese Vice President said she believes that following the Australian Governor’s visit to Vietnam, cooperation between Victoria, which is home to many famed and high-quality education institutes like the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and Vietnamese localities as well as between universities will be further flourishing.
She voiced her hope that Dessau will introduce more Australian businesses to Vietnam, and Victoria would continue offer favourable conditions for Vietnamese nationals to live and study in the state.
Dessau, in turn, stated that the sound bilateral relations have provided a good basis for Victoria state and Vietnamese localities to step up long-term and closer cooperation.
She affirmed Victoria’s readiness to work together with Vietnamese localities and enterprises in education, tourism, farm produce exports, high-tech agriculture and sport technology.