Vietnamese students chosen as envoys for Asia Pacific summit

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Two Vietnamese students have been selected as ambassadors for the 2011 Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Australia, a biennial event that aims to generate international networks and promote business relationships throughout the region.


Huynh Thi Ngoc Han and Tran Quoc Duy, both of whom are studying in the Australian city of Brisbane, were among 29 international student ambassadors to represent 24 countries at the summit held in Brisbane from July 6 to 8.


As the ambassadors, Han and Duy have joined preparatory work for the summit. In addition, they introduced the Vietnamese market to foreign companies seeking business opportunities in the Southeast Asian country, news website VnExpress reported last week.


Han, 24, along with 60 youth less than 25 years old, also made presentations on economic growth issues in the Asia Pacific region's big cities at the summit, according to the newswire.


Han graduated from Master of Business - Public Relations course at the Queensland University of Technology last year and is pursuing a doctor degree at the same university.


Duy, 29, is studying for Masters degree in Educational Studies at the University of Queensland.


Their enthusiastic participation in the organization of many social activities for Vietnamese students and their significant contribution to community activities in Brisbane, had earned Han and Duy nominations as Brisbane International Student Ambassador earlier, VnExpress said.


The summit brought together 1000 business and civic leaders from across the Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Americas.

Themed "The Business of Cities", it focused on business growth, trade, investment and economic outcomes for participating delegates and sponsors.


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