PM Nguyen Tan Dung wraps up visits to Australia, New Zealand

PM Nguyen Tan Dung wraps up visits to Australia, New Zealand  - ảnh 1
PM Nguyen Tan Dung (L) and his New Zealand counterpart John Key at the press conference following their talks (Photo: VNA)
(VOVworld) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his entourage left Auckland for Hanoi on Friday, concluding his official visit to Australia on March 17 and 18, and to New Zealand on March 19 and 20.  

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung explained Vietnam’s economic situation, development prospects, and cooperation opportunities with New Zealand at a business dialogue in Auckland. Speaking to 100 leading businessmen of the two countries, the PM noted that Vietnam’s international integration has created plenty of room for bilateral cooperation and huge opportunities for foreign investors. He called on NZ businesses to increase their investment in agricultural technology transfers, processing of farm produce, and developing agricultural value chains and services.

He said Vietnam is accelerating economic and educational reforms to increase the competitiveness and business operations’ efficiency and develop high-quality human resources. He also addressed questions regarding business licensing and favorable conditions for investment in Vietnam.

The same day, PM Dung pledged optimal conditions for New Zealand universities to strengthen educational cooperation in Vietnam while visiting the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) where 300 Vietnamese students are enrolled. Talking to AUT teaching staff and students, Dung emphasized that Vietnam regards education and training as the key to rapid and sustainable development, noting that Vietnam is ready to cooperate with countries with advanced education to achieve its comprehensive plans for education and training reform: "The Vietnamese government invites New Zealand, and the AUT in particular, to provide more scholarships and tuition fee reductions for Vietnamese students, who are fostering the two countries’ fine relationship."

He asked Vietnamese students and post-graduates to further their study, not just for their own interests, but to contribute to Vietnam’s development.