Sweden, Vietnam deepen friendship, cultural ties

Hanoi hosted a January 21 cultural and educational exchange programme between Vietnam and Sweden, celebrating the 45th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties and launching the latest Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association chapter.

Vietnam-Sweden Friendship Association (VSFA) President Hoang The Lien reviewed the two nations’ friendship and cooperation over the past 45 years. Lien highlighted how Sweden has helped Vietnam train scientific managers and technical workers, implemented a range of Swedish-funded projects, and advanced Vietnam’s renewal process.

Many Vietnamese students graduating from Swedish institutions have returned to take up key positions in State agencies, making greater contributions to the causes of national modernisation and industrialisation.

The Swedish Embassy’s Political and Trade Counsellor Elenore Kanter, introduced a video showcasing culture, education, and daily life of the Swedish people.

The programme offered VSFA younger members the Vietnam-Swedish Friendship Association a valuable opportunity to learn more about Sweden and its culture and education.

Source: Voice of Vietnam

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