In the morning of 21 December 2010, at the Office of the Provincial People’s Committee Mr. Ngo Hoa, the Standing Member of the Provincial Party Committee, Standing Deputy Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee gave a reception and worked with the Australian Ambassador, Mr. Allaster Cox. On behalf of the provincial leaders, Mr. Ngo Hoa expressed his gladness to the good cooperation between Thua Thien Hue and Australia as well as localities in Australia for the past few years. At the same time, he thanked for the assistance of Australian organizations who carried out several activities in health and education for Thua Thien Hue province. The Standing Deputy Chairman Ngo Hoa requested that the Ambassador should have active activities to enhance the cooperation between Thua Thien Hue and the Southern Australia State andalso other localities in Australia on culture, tourism, health, education and training, etc. The Ambassador of Australia in Vietnam Mr. Allaster Cox thanked for the warmly welcome of the provincial leader. He also informed the short- term scholarship program in Australia; promised to choose excellent art groups to attend Hue Festival 2012. Mr. Allaster Cox affirmed that he would boost up more the cooperation with Thua Thien Hue in culture, tourism, health, education and training, etc. on the basis of enhancing meetings, discussions and cooperation between the two parties.