NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) presents a souvenir to the mayor of Salo (Photo: VNA)
– National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue discussed
educational and business cooperation with the mayor of Salo city in Finland and
leaders of some international corporations during meetings in Helsinki on
September 10 as part of Hue’s official visit to Finland.
Talking to Mayor Tero
Nissien and representatives from universities and firms in Salo, Chairman Hue
expressed his support for stronger partnership in cooperation and training between
Vietnam and Finland, as education is a strength of the Northern European
He noted that nearly one quarter of the 11,000-strong Vietnamese
community in Finland are students (2,500), and the figure is expected to
Hue also informed his guest that during his meetings with the
President, the Speaker of the Parliament and the
Prime Minister of Finland, the two sides reached
consensus on promoting Vietnam-Finland cooperation across the fields, including
Mayor Nissien said hundreds of Vietnamese students are studying at Turku
University in his city. He said Vietnamese students are hard working and capable,
who also contribute to strengthening the cooperation between the two countries.
The mayor noted the high economic growth rate and the potential of Vietnam,
saying that he hopes to expand ties with the Southeast Asian nation in
innovation, business administration, tertiary education and distance health
at their meetings with the Vietnamese legislative leader, executives of several
international corporations operating in health care, education and energy
expressed their wish to expand production and business activities in Vietnam.
They said they are ready to collaborate with Vietnamese partners to supply or
produce quality medical supplies for COVID-19 prevention and control at
reasonable costs. The corporations are also willing to share experience with
Vietnam in the fields of education, startup and renewable energy.
NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) receives Chairman and co-founder of Finest Future Peter Vesterbacka (Photo: VNA)
Talking to Peter Vesterbacka, Chairman and
co-founder of Finest Future, an Espoo-based organization specializing in education
and startup, Hue appreciated Finest Future’s engagement in education,
innovation and startup projects in Vietnam, including a scholarship programme
for Vietnamese students.
He said Vietnam attaches importance to science-technology and innovation, and
asked the Chairman and co-founder of Finest Future to collaborate with Vietnam
in those fields.
his meeting with executive officers of Gerbion group, which is working with Vietnam’s
T&T group in a joint programme in purchasing and transferring technology for
producing rapid COVID-19 PCR test devices, NA Chairman Hue said he supports the group’s business and investment strategy in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, leaders of the French group NG Biotech told the Vietnamese NA leader that the group is building a factory producing rapid testing kits in Vietnam with the
intention to help Vietnam cope with the current difficulties in pandemic
control and set up long-term partnership with Vietnamese partners.
Chairman Hue also received representatives
from Wärtsilä, a Finnish company leading the world in marine and energy smart
technology and solutions, the JAKS Resources Berhad of Malaysia, and HIPRA
group of Spain./.