On December 15, Hue University of Sciences in the coordination with Vietnam Portugal Friendship Association organized the international workshop on the relation between Vietnam and Portugal: the Past and the Present.
Attending the workshop, there were Prof. Fátima Marinho, Vice President of the University of Porto; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of Thua Thien Hue People’s Committee; Dr. Nguyen Thuy Tien de Oliveira, Chairwoman of Vietnam Portugal Friendship Association together with participants from the University of Porto, Asiatic Commission of Geographic Society of Lisbon, Editor of Chief of “O Clarim” Journal; Chairman of AMI, senior official of the Embassy of Portugal to the UK; Assoc. Prof. Hoang Van Hien, Rector of Hue University of Sciences and many scientists, experts in various fields from Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue and the participation of lecturers, graduate and undergraduate students of the Faculty of History.
Addressed at the workshop, Assoc. Prof. Hoang Van Hien said that this workshop would a good occasion for leaders, reseachers and distinguished guests to meet, exchange views and review aspects of Vietnam and Portugal relations. He believed that there would be the tighter friendship between Portugal and Vietnam through this workshop and that the relationship between Hue University of Sciences and the University of Porto would be closer. Hopefully, there would be a Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) on cooperation between two universities in the future. In addition, lecturers and students would have a good chance to share their achievements as well as to learn experience from the University of Porto.
Assoc. Prof. Hoang Van Hien made the welcome speech at the workshop
16 presentations in the workshop showed the richness and diversity of the topics through the research stages, the acknowledge of the issues focused on three major topics through 04 sessions, including: commercial activities and evangelization of Portugal in Vietnam in the 16th - 17th centuries (in comparison with China, India and Japan); the birth of the Vietnamese Roman scripts and the contribution of the Portuguese to this important event; Vietnam-Portugal economic-trade relations in the early years of the 21st century and forecast of relations ...
Dr. Nguyen Thuy Tien de Oliveira, Chairwoman of Vietnam Portugal Friendship Association
Dr. Fernando de La Vieter Nobre – AMI presented at the workshop