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The institute is designed to conduct researches on the strategic relations between Australia and Vietnam, contributing to effectively implementing Australia' Southeast Asian Economic Strategy to 2040.

Concerning the event, Australian Senator Tim Ayres, the Assistant Minister for Trade and Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan said that with more than 300 thousand people, the Vietnamese community in Australia has made an important contribution to building a multicultural Australia which serves as a bridge playing an important role in building and cultivating increasingly practical and effective Vietnam-Australia relations.

PM Chinh appreciated the establishment of the institute and expressed his belief that the institute’s activities in providing policy consultancy to the two governments will help deepen the bilateral relationship, making it more practical and effective across multiple fields for the growth of each nation and people of both nations, and for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.

According to RMIT President Prof. Alec Cameron, through nearly 25 years of operations in Vietnam, the university has trained 20,000 Vietnamese students.

The Vietnamese cabinet leader proposed that RMIT invest more in enhancing the quality of its infrastructure and making long-term investment in Vietnam, thus contributing to promoting education-training cooperation between the two countries.

He thanked Australia and RMIT University for training Vietnamese students and graduate students, adding that Vietnam prioritizes the development of science and technology, education and training, and innovation.

Chinh said he hope that RMIT will continue to improve training effectiveness in Vietnam.