Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong expected Stanford University to expand its partnerships with Vietnamese organizations, with Vietnamese students at the school acting as the link for cooperation, he said during a visit to the Stanford University School of Medicine in California on Wednesday (U.S. time).
President Thuong applauded the collaboration between the Stanford University School of Medicine and Vietnam’s Tam Anh Hospital.
The top Vietnamese official highly valued the history of the U.S. university and praised it for its achievements of training countless scientists, politicians, lawyers, and entrepreneurs.
President Thuong was glad to see many young Vietnamese studying at the school, especially several holding various positions at the university.
“I hope that Vietnamese students will be active and effective contributors to cooperation between Stanford University and Vietnam’s organizations,” he said.
The upgrading of the Vietnam-U.S. ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership in September covers some commitments to stronger cooperation in health and human care, Thuong underlined.
Therefore, the cooperation between Tam Anh Hospital and ViRx@Stanford to conduct research on disease prevention and medicine production was welcome, he said.
The two sides signed a cooperation agreement on the same day, witnessed by President Thuong.
The partnership is expected to generate new achievements in healthcare, he said, adding that Vietnam will throw its support behind the collaboration.
|Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong (C) visits the Stanford University School of Medicine. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
President Thuong is on a working visit to the United States through Friday to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week 2023 in San Francisco, California at the invitation of U.S. President Joe Biden.
|Stanford University admitted its first students in 1891 and has quickly become one of the world’s leading universities. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|
|Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong (R, 5th) attends a ceremony to mark the cooperation between Tam Anh Hospital and ViRx@Stanford. Photo: Vietnam News Agency|