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Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Cultural and Scientific Cooperation (includes also education)

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Country Code: P203
Name of Programme: Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Latvia and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on Cultural and Scientific Cooperation (includes also education)
Organisation responsible for the programme: the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Latvia
Type of organisation: Ministry
Country: Latvia
Web Link: http://izm.izm.gov.lv/upload_file/Starptautiska_sadarbiba...
Starting Date 1996
Ending date 5 years (automatically renewable for another term)
Joint initiative involving more than one Ministry? (if applicable) Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia

Programme Description
General and specific objectives
- fostering friendship and overall cooperation between the two countries;
- desire to develop relations in the spheres of culture, education, science, sports, arts, mass media, publications, tourism and health care service.

 
Priority actions
Article 2
The Parties should encourage and facilitate direct contacts and cooperation between educational and scientific institutions of both countries and promote the exchange of nationals recommended by the other Party for the purpose of study, training, carrying out research and specialised activities in their respective educational and scientific institutions.
Article 3
The Parties shall promote the exchange of information, documents and publications in fields of education, science and culture.
Article 4
Each Party shall invite the representatives of the other Party to attend courses on language, literature, and culture in order to enrich the knowledge and awareness of the language and culture of their respective country.
Article 12
The Parties shall promote and deepen cooperation between sports and youth organizations of the two countries.
Article 15
The Parties shall develop cultural, educational and scientific cooperation within the framework of UNESCO and other international organizations.
Article 16
On the basis of this agreement, relevant ministries, agencies and institutions of the two countries could subsequently sign Plans, Protocols and other related documents between them.

 
Management and coordination
Ministry of the Education and Science is responsible for the implementation of the agreement and coordination of activities related to the science education and sport. Also State Education Development Agency (SEDA) subordinated to the ministry participated in the process connected with the scholarships. Agency coordinates also allocation of the foreign scholarships to the students of Latvia and it is planned in the long run that also SEDA will also coordinate scholarships that are allocated by the government of Latvia. Ministry of Education and Science supervises this process.
Coordinator in SEDA is Ms. Nora Viļdžjuna, Telephone: +371 67814331, e-mail: nora.vildzjuna@viaa.gov.lv.

 
Expected or achieved outputs, outcomes and impacts
Strengthening of cooperation in the field of education, culture and sport.
University of Latvia cooperates with the Vietnam National University.
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