English Review
Promote cooperation between Vietnam and Finland labour and vocational education
02:49 PM 2024-05-24
(LĐXH)- On the morning of May 23, at the Headquarters of the MoLISA, Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung had a meeting with Mr. Keijo Norvanto - Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam.
At the event, the two sides exchanged content related to promoting cooperation in vocational education and sending Vietnamese workers to work in Finland.
Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung and Mr. Keijo Norvanto
The Deputy Minister highly appreciated Finland's interest in promoting vocational education cooperation between Vietnam and Finland, that marked by the Vietnam - Finland Vocational Education Forum, organized by the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
“The forum shared lessons and exchanged directions to strengthen cooperation between Vietnam and Finland in improving the quality of vocational education; enhance opportunities for cooperation between Vietnam’s vocational education institutions and Finnish training institutions" - Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung assessed.
He proposed that the Ambassador continue to be a bridge for coordination and promotion of cooperative activities in vocational education between the two countries.
Deputy Minister Le Tan Dung said that Vietnam and Finland have not signed an agreement on labour cooperation, and this is considered one of the promising areas in the future.
From the end of 2023 until now, about 20 Vietnamese workers have been accepted by Finland to work in occupations such as nursing, welding and forestry.
Ambassador Keijo Norvanto said that Vietnam and Finland have a multi-faceted relationship, focusing on two main areas of trade cooperation and sustainable development.
However, there is not much cooperation between the two countries in labour and vocational education.
He said that in order to overcome the labour shortage due to an aging population and low birth rate, in recent years, the Finnish Government has begun to find ways to attract workers from abroad.
Ambassador Keijo Norvanto suggested that the MoLISA pay more attention to promoting cooperation in labour between the two countries, specifically to soon research and sign a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation on Vietnamese workers going to work in Finland./.
Transalated by Hong Anh