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President Vo Van Thuong from Vietnam in dialogue with Alfred Gerstl

Jul 23, 2023 / Vienna / Indo-Pacific / Austrian Foreign, Security, Defence Policy

On 23 July 2023, AIES Senior Advisor Alfred Gerstl met Vietnamese President Vo Van Thuong during his three-day visit to Austria to discuss Austrian-Vietnamese relations. The Head of State, who has been in office since March 2023, received Dr Gerstl in his capacity as President of the Austria-Vietnam Society. Both described the quality of bilateral relations as exceptionally good, but suggested that scientific and cultural exchanges be further promoted.

In this context, Dr Gerstl reported on the visit of an AIES delegation to the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam in Hanoi in October 2022. The two institutions have already signed a Memorandum of Understanding to expand cooperation in 2019.