The official made the statement while receiving Vice Chairman of the Czech
Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies Vojtěch Filip, who is also Chairman of the
Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia (KSCM), in Hanoi on June 11.
Dung suggested the Czech Republic receive Vietnamese
labourers in other occupations, apart from nurses and orderlies.
Each year, Vietnam sends about 145,000 guest workers
abroad, mostly to Taiwan (China), the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany and
Malaysia, he said, highlighting the potential for cooperation in this regard
between Vietnam and the Czech Republic.
The official added that the Vietnamese Ministry of
Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs is managing 1,954 vocational training
facilities, including 48 medical colleges and schools.
He took the occasion to call on the Czech Republic
to help Vietnam improve professional skills for workers in such areas as
metallurgy, the manufacturing of machinery, electronic equipment and means
of transport, garment-textile, pharmaceutical products and food processing.
For his part, Vojtěch Filip affirmed that the Czech
Republic wants to cooperate with Vietnam in training nurses, orderlies and
doctors, and establish a training facility in this field in the Southeast
He elaborated that the Czech Republic will grant
working visas to nurses and orderlies after they receive professional and
linguistic training in Vietnam, adding that the country hopes to receive up
to 4,000 Vietnamese nurses.
Host and guest noted with pleasure the strong
development of the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam
and the Czech Republic.
They shared the view that the visit to the Czech
Republic by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc last April has enhanced the
bilateral ties across many realms, from education-training to labour,
agriculture, science-technology, environment, culture and tourism.
Of note, in early June 2019, the Czech Republic
resumed issuing long-term visas for Vietnamese labourers, and plans to open
a direct air route from Vietnam to the European country, he said.-VNA