Vietnam, El Salvador Seek Ways to Foster Educational Cooperation

During a meeting with Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son on March 16 in Hanoi, Ambassador of El Salvador to Vietnam Ruben Omar Orozco Burgos expressed his desire to learn more about Vietnam, strengthen cooperation between El Salvador and Vietnam in education and training.

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Vietnam, El Salvador Seek Ways to Foster Educational Cooperation
Minister Nguyen Kim Son had a meeting with Ambassador of El Salvador to Vietnam Ruben Omar Orozco Burgos. Photo: moet.gov.vn

Sharing the honor of visiting the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and talking with Minister Nguyen Kim Son, Ambassador Ruben Omar Orozco Burgos also discussed with the Minister about the country and people of El Salvador. He wishes to expand his understanding of Vietnam, strengthen the cooperation between El Salvador and Vietnam in education and training.

Specifically, it is the desire to learn about Vietnam’s experience and efforts, promote cooperation in early childhood education; primary education; vocational training, career orientation and employment after training; scholarship exchange; scientific research. “Hopefully this is a premise for future cooperation,” said Ambassador Ruben Omar Orozco Burgos.

The Embassy of El Salvador in Vietnam has just been opened in Hanoi in February 2023 – this is the first Embassy of El Salvador in ASEAN.

Expressing his interest in the education of El Salvador, Minister Nguyen Kim Son said that at present, education and training cooperation between the two countries is about to begin.

“I consider that the Ambassador’s term to Vietnam will lay the foundation for cooperations between the two countries, including education and training. Therefore, in the coming time, the most important thing for cooperation is to learn about each other,” said the Minister.

He also wished that the Ambassador would support the two countries to connect from the management level to the school level to have specific exchanges and understandings.

Vietnam, El Salvador Seek Ways to Foster Educational Cooperation
Ambassador of El Salvador to Vietnam Ruben Omar Orozco Burgos. Photo: moet.gov.vn

The Minister also affirmed that Vietnam wishes to cooperate and learn from experiences in education and science from other countries, as well as willing to share experiences, including how the country has overcome difficulties and challenges to develop education and training.

Suggesting cooperation in education always starts with the joint work of teachers and scientists at educational institutions of the two countries, the Minister hoped that the Ambassador would help connect to promote this step. He also assigned the International Cooperation Department to be the focal point to discuss and work with the Embassy of El Salvador on future cooperation.

According to information from the International Cooperation Department (Ministry of Education and Training), up to now, Vietnam and El Salvador have not signed cooperation documents and have not jointly organized activities in education and training.

Rosie Nguyen