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Courtesy Visit to the Embassy of Vietnam expands efforts for new cooperation between UMPSA and Educational Institutions in Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, 7 May 2024 – A delegation from Universiti Malaysia Pahang Al-Sultan Abdullah (UMPSA) paid a courtesy visit to the Embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur as part of a strategic initiative to expand educational cooperation with higher education institutions in Vietnam.

Led by Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affairs), Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad Sulaiman, the UMPSA delegation met with the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Malaysia, H.E. Dinh Ngoc Linh. 

Courtesy Visit to the Embassy of Vietnam expands efforts for new cooperation between UMPSA and Educational Institutions in Vietnam

The discussions focused on exploring opportunities for cooperation in the fields of technology, engineering, and innovation. 

Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Ahmad Ziad expressed UMPSA's keen interest in establishing collaborations in education, research, and student exchange programmes with leading universities in Vietnam.

"We are very enthusiastic about the potential for collaboration with Vietnamese universities. 

"We believe that by working together, we can enhance the educational and research opportunities for our students and faculty, contributing to the technological and engineering advancements in both countries,” he said.

H.E. Dinh Ngoc Linh welcomed UMPSA's initiative and highlighted the importance of educational cooperation as a foundation for closer relations between Malaysia and Vietnam. 

He also expressed hope that this cooperation would deliver positive results for both countries. 

Additionally, he provided several suggestions for exploring partnerships with institutions in Vietnam and affirmed the embassy's commitment to supporting UMPSA's proposed initiatives.

H.E. Dinh Ngoc Linh appreciated UMPSA's proactive approach in seeking partnerships with Vietnamese institutions and emphasised that educational cooperation is crucial for fostering strong bilateral relations. 

He expressed optimism about the fruitful outcomes this collaboration would bring.

Also in attendance were the Director of the Centre for International Relations, Associate Professor Dr.-Ing. Mohd Azmir Mohd Azhari, Acting Manager, Department of Academic and International Affairs, Azrizulazmi Bustan, and Nur Ezzati Mohd Nasir from the Centre for International Relations.

By: Nur Ezzati Mohd Nasir, Centre for International Relations

Reports by:
Siti Nur Azwin binti Zulkapri