He made his statements during visits to the Vietnam Association for Promoting Education (VAPE) and the Vietnam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (VINASME) in Hanoi on February 23. VFF President Man lauded the efforts of the VAPE and its members in promoting education and educational reform as well as nurturing talents. He asked the association to continue its work with the education and training sector to make fundamental and comprehensive educational reforms and inspire a passion for learning among people. Meeting with the VINASME, the chairman asked the association to adopt effective solutions to provide its members with easier access to loans and better technology so that their products will gain a stronger foothold in the local market and be able to enter foreign markets. SMEs need to acquaint themselves with the details of international laws and practices to improve their own capacity, he stressed.