This was affirmed by Dr. Nguyen Dang Que, NAPA Vice President in an online interview by a reporter from Lao National Television about NAPA’s policies for its international students in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Nguyen Dang Que stated that since the Cooperation Agreement signed by the two Governments in 2007, NAPA has provided training for Lao students and public officials. The number of Lao doctoral students at NAPA has reached 22 so far (10 of whom have successfully defended their doctoral dissertations). NAPA always provides attention to Lao students and enables them engaged in learning and life activities at NAPA to support their study and life in Vietnam, which contributes to strengthening relationship between the two countries of Vietnam and Laos.
In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, as other students studying at NAPA, Lao students have to strictly comply with the regulations on epidemic prevention and control set by the Government of Vietnam and NAPA. In response to Covid-19, students need to actively adapt to the new learning and research mode which is online to ensure their learning progress while preventing the epidemic.
NAPA always creates the most favorable conditions for Lao students staying in Vietnam to study and live safely. It applies various measures to deal with emerging difficulties in their studying and living. Anti-infection measures such as cleaning, disinfecting, distancing and support to ordinary living conditions have been carried out to help them most in the current context. When the new wave of COVID-19 is spreading, Lao students staying in Vietnam are requested to follow NAPA’s regulations to ensure safety and take appropriate learning modes. Those students staying in Lao will take distant learning.
The Vice President expects for a further cooperation with Lao PDR and a strong development of the friendship between the two countries.