Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences welcomed President of the Royal Academy of Cambodia


October 13th, 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 has received the delegation from Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) led by President of RAC - Dr. Sok Touch came and worked at the Academy.

Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and Dr. Sok Touch at the meeting  

Attending the meeting with President was Prof.Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh and Dr. Dang Xuan Thanh - Vice President of Academy; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Huy Hoang, Director of Institute of Southeast Asian Studies; MA. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Director of International Cooperation Department.

Attending with Dr. Sok Touch was: Dr. Kin Phea, Director of the Institute of International Relations; Mr. Nouth Sambath, Director of the Institute of Agriculture Biology and Medicine; Ms. Prum Tevy, Deputy Director of the Research Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities; Dr. Khek Vireak, Deputy Chief of the Ministry Office.

On behalf of Academic's Leader, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed his pleasure to welcome RAC delegation to visit and work at Academy. Based on the main functions and research tasks, he emphasized that VASS is actively developing topics in the fields of Social Science, Human Science, and International Science; especially preparing subjects and projects involved in the review of the country's development platform and Vietnam development strategy in the 2011-2020 period to serve the documents for the XIII Party Congress. Accordingly, through the signing of the cooperation agreement between VASS-RAC in late 2017, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan hoped that two sides would promote the implementation of studies on border residents of Vietnam-Cambodia, contributing to the assessment of the status of border residents and providing solutions for sustainable development in the border areas of two countries.

On the occasion of this visit of the RAC delegation and the upcoming International Conference on 15th and 16th October 2018 in Ha Long - Quang Ninh, the President expected that the RAC delegation would reassess bilateral cooperation as well as proposed new content cooperation in the coming time.

In response, Dr. Sok Touch expressed his honor and thanks for the warm welcome of the Academy. At the meeting, he introduced the main functions and research tasks of the RAC that focus on the social - natural sciences. At the same time, the RAC's President also highlighted the cooperation issues that the two sides should promote in the future (such as border residents, lexicography, rice issues...), development policy consultancy, international integration, and the cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan presented souvenirs to Dr. Sok Touch Participants took souvenir photos

At the end of the meeting, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan thanked the visit and work of RAC delegation. He hoped that after the Tripartite Conference in Ha Long, Quang Ninh, the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Academy of Cambodia would have more opportunities to cooperate and implement research projects; contributing to promote scientific cooperation between the two countries in the coming time.

Nguyen Thu Trang


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