The ceremony was solemnly held at Vinh University with the participation of HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan, ambassador of Lao PDR in Ha Noi, Mr. Amphavan Wanmanivan, attaché of Culture and Education, and officials from Lao Embassy in Hanoi, and Prof. Dr. Dinh Xuan Khoa, President of Vinh University and many staff, faculty members and students of Vinh University.
During its mission of human resource training not only for Vietnam but also for international partners among which Lao PDR. Within 1 years, Vinh University has trained thousands of qualified bachelors, masters, and doctors to Lao PDR. This workforce has contributed to the development of Laos in various fields from administration to enterprises. Many of them hold high positions in Lao state machinery. Besides, Vinh University annually sends volunteers to Xiengkhuang Province to support the local people. Many young adults are beneficiary of this volunteering program in the way to prepare for further education in Laos or in Vietnam.
HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan, ambassador of Lao PDR in Ha Noi, gave a speech
On behalf of the president of Lao PDR, HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan, ambassador of Lao PDR in Ha Noi, expressed his deep thanks to Vietnam Central Communist Party and State as well as Vinh University for their support to train Lao qualified human resources. He recognized Vinh University as a leading higher education institution which has made great contributions to Lao PDR development. Speaking for the president of Lao PDR, he hoped Vinh University would continue to train qualified human resources for Laos in the future and extend its feasible activities to other fields so that the cooperation would be more strengthened. He also emphasized that Vinh University is always an important connecting factor between two states, two Parties, and two peoples.
Prof. Dinh Xuan Khoa, President of Vinh University, gave a speech
In response to HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan’s speech, Professor Dinh Xuan Khoa, President of Vinh University, formally sent his greetings and gratitude to the president of Lao PDR Bounnhang Vorachith, the ambassador of Lao PDR in Ha Noi Thongsavanh Phomvihan and other respected Lao friends, families and students who trust Vinh University as a good destination for education goals. Without their support, Vinh University would not complete its international mission. He committed to keeping supporting Lao PDR to train qualified human resources who meet the demand of the international work market. He also highlighted that all students should be aware of the international integration so that they have to dedicate more time to study to well prepare for the future. In the coming years, all students will be ASEAN citizens, which means that they can move from one country to another to work without limit in ASEAN community. To end his speech, Professor Dinh Xuan Khoa expected more supports from different Lao authorities and hope all students make more efforts in their study and contributions to Vinh University.
After the formal speeches, HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan granted the Medal of Friendship to Vinh University, it has been the third time Vinh University has achieved this honor. On behalf of Vinh University, Prof. Dinh Xuan Khoa, and two vice presidents Assoc. Prof. Ngo Dinh Phuong and Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Huy Bang received this honorable medal.
HE. Thongsavanh Phomvihan granted medal and certificate to Vinh University
Here are some pictures of the ceremony:
Flag salutation at the beginning of the ceremony
Written and photos by Nguyen Hai