Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan welcomed Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam


On the morning of September 17, 2018, at the headquarters of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, President of the Academy - Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan welcomed Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam came and worked at Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.

Attending the meeting with Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan was Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen An Ha, Director of the European Research Institute; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai Le, Head of Scientific Management Board; MSc. Van Thi Thanh Binh, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department.

On behalf of Academy’s Leader, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed his pleasure to welcome Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland to Vietnam to visit and work at the Academy; he also introduced the general structure, functions and research tasks of VASS. Accordingly, the Academy was directly involved in the implementation of the XII Congress documents of the Communist Party of Viet Nam. The President appreciated the relationship between the European Union (EU) countries, including Finland and Vietnam; He also praised the achievements of Europe not only in economic development but also in social issues (education, social security). Currently, both sides were actively promoting the completion of FTA new generation between Vietnam and the EU, rely on that for learning and sharing experiences with other countries in developing integration as well as promoting the relationship between Vietnam and EU countries.

Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassador of Finland in Vietnam, and Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan at the meeting Participants took souvenir photos

In response to VASS’s President, Mr. Kari Kahiluoto expressed his joy and sincerely thanks for the warm welcome from Academy. In addition, Vietnam was having a great interest in social issues of the Nordic countries (Finland), The Ambassador wished to receive the participation, support from VASS and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in translation the book “Finnish Social Initiatives” and would cooperate with VASS to organize the Academic exchange meeting, exchange of scholars and fellows as well as to directly interact with author of the book.

Discussing the plan to hold a scientific workshop to interact with the author of the book "Finnish Social Initiatives", Mr. Kari Kahiluoto and Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed their consensus and highly agreement. Additionally, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan hoped that the Embassy of Finland in Vietnam would be the bridge to promote and link VASS’s relationship with research organizations as well as Finnish agencies, thereby creating the opportunity to exchange information, build joint research and share development experiences of each country.

The interactive workshop with the author of the book “Finnish Social Initiatives” was scheduled to be held in late October 2018, The European Research Institute would be the focal point. This is an academic exchange that is important in opening up opportunities for exchanging and sharing research and development models of European countries; then drawing lessons for Vietnam and contributing to the scientific cooperation between VASS and the Embassy of Finland along with other domestic and foreign scientific research institutions in the future.

Nguyen Thu Trang


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