Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Vietnamese Consul General Visits APU:


Jun 15, 2009

On Thursday, June 11, 2009, Consul General of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Fukuoka, H.E. Mr. VU HUY MUNG visited APU and enjoyed a discussion with President Monte CASSIM and Vice President WAKABAYASHI Hiroo.
The gentlemen enjoyed a lively conversation on a range of subjects. Vice President WAKABAYASHI introduced the efforts of Student Circle "Tridat" and their recent research and photo exhibition on the damaged caused by the use of Agent Orange by US armed forces during the Vietnam War to which the Consul General showed a great interest.

The Consul General gave a few words of thanks to APU, "Thank you for accepting our Vietnamese students into your university –you are playing a major role in the development of the human resources of Vietnam. We have great aspirations in the field of HR and hope to forge deeper links with your university."

President CASSIM described the HR development programs currently underway with other South East Asian nations and expressed his hopes that a customized HR program can be developed to meet the needs of Vietnam.

At the conclusion of the talk H.E. Mr. VU HUY MUNG and President CASSIM exchanged presents of a Vietnamese vase and a Japanese style mouse pad.

There are currently 218 Vietnamese international students studying at APU (as of May 1, 2009). Every year "Multicultural Weeks" are held to throw the spotlight on different countries and regions and introduce their culture. The Vietnamese students will play a central role in introducing the Vietnamese culture during the upcoming "Vietnamese Week". This year's Cultural Weeks start on June 15 and will begin with Vietnamese Week.

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