Ambassador Nguyen Hoai Duong (left) and Zacatecas governor Alejandro Tello Cristerna (Photo: VNA)

At the meeting with Mr. Alejandro Tello Cristerna, governor of Zacatecas state, Ambassador Nguyen Hoai Duong highlighted cooperation potential in the fields of investment, trade, agriculture, education, tourism and culture between the two countries in general, as well as between Zacatecas and Vietnam’s localities in particular.

He thanked the local administration for their support for acupuncture cooperation between the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas - UAZ) and Vietnam’s National Hospital of Acupuncture over the past 15 years, contributing to promoting friendship and bilateral cooperation.

The ambassador believed that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), of which Vietnam and Mexico are founding members, would create conditions to further tighten the friendship and cooperation between the two countries in all fields, especially the fields of economy, trade and investment, when it comes into effect.

For his part, Governor Alejandro Tello Cristerna affirmed that Zacatecas is ready to boost all-field cooperation with Vietnam’s localities and highly appreciated the contributions of Vietnamese acupuncture doctors, who have been treating hundreds of thousands of patients in Zacatecas and training students of UAZ.

He said that he would visit Vietnam in the coming time with a delegation of businesses of Zacatecas to learn about cooperation and investment opportunities with Vietnam’s localities.

During the working visit to Zacatecas, Ambassador Duong had a meeting with the UAZ management board. Rector Antonio Guzmán Fernández gave the ambassador a letter of intent to strengthen student exchanges between UAZ and Vietnamese universities.

The rector highly appreciated the cooperation effectiveness with Vietnam’s National Hospital of Acupuncture and committed to give more scholarships to Vietnamese students in the coming time. According to the plan, UAZ grants 15 scholarships to Vietnamese students this year to study the fields of law, economy, language and tourism.

On this occasion, the Vietnamese Ambassador attended the opening ceremony of Zacatecas international agricultural fair, provided information about cooperation and investment opportunities in Vietnam and visited the Vietnamese community, including acupuncture doctors and students studying, working and living in the state./.