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Chairman Nguyen Van Tri worked with the delegation of Portland State University

Friday, 18/11/2016

On 11/15/2016, the delegation of Portland State University, Oregon (USA) led by Mr. Phil Keisling, Chairman of Vietnam - Oregon Initiative (VOI), Director of Public Service Center, Portland State University visited and worked in Vinh Phuc province to discuss about the English training program and officer training in short term for Vinh Phuc province. Working with the delegation, there were Mr. Nguyen Van Tri, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee .

Mr. Nguyen Van Tri, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee worked with Mr.Phil Keisling, the Chairman of Vietnam - Oregon Initiative program (VOI), Director of Public Service Center.

VOI program was built in 2014 with the aim of promoting the diverse relationship between state agencies, businesses and educational institutions of Oregon state and Vietnam. In the framework of VOI, on 12/9/2015, Vinh Phuc People's Committee in collaboration with Portland University and America Department (Foreign affairs Ministry) signed the Letter of Intent to strengthen and implement specific cooperation activities between the two sides in the near future. On 09/13/2016, during the visit of Vinh Phuc's delegation to Oregon state, both parties signed a memorandum of understanding to concretize and continue activities in the next period.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Nguyen Van Tri thanked the delegation for visiting and working in Vinh Phuc province. He confirmed that this visit is one of practical activities to promote cooperation relation between Vinh Phuc and Oregon state in the framework of VOI. He also intruduced the delegation about the socio - economic development of Vinh Phuc in recent years and development orientation in the coming years.

Portland State University is one of the best universities in the United States and has well-known training programs in the sectors of sustainable development, public interest issues and policies; science and technology; business ... Participating in a training course at Portland State University many years ago, Mr. Nguyen Van Tri highly appreciated the model and training methods of this universtity. He wished that in the future Portland University will help Vinh Phuc train human resource as well as management staff such as language training, public management, urban planning, environmental resource management; social activities ... While studying at Portland University, Mr. Tri visited many localities of Oregon and found that Vinh Phuc and Oregon had same features of geography and economic structure. In addition to labor training , Vinh Phuc also desired that Portland University will be the bridge to promote and call for US investors; support Oregon businesses to explore opportunities in Vinh Phuc; promote trading, export - import cooperation between Vinh Phuc and Oregon.

In the coming time, Vinh Phuc province will assign related departments to research and build specific cooperation programs between the two sides. Vinh Phuc desired to welcome experts to work and discuss clearly. In particular, after this meeting, Vinh Phuc hoped that Oregon and Portland university will arrange a working visit to sign a specific cooperation program among two parties.

Mr. Phil Keisling, Chairman of VOI, Director of Public Service Center, Portland University thanked the cordial reception of the provincial leaders and confirmed after this visit, Portland University will have specific activities to promote cooperation in all fields of Vinh Phuc province, especially in the field of human resources training, simulantenously create maximum conditions for citizens of Vinh Phuc to study at their university, and become the bridge for U.S investors to explore investment opportunities in Vinh Phuc and support trade promotion activities of the province.

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