Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences welcomed Mr. Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam


On the morning of November 2rd, 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. Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, came and worked at the Academy.

Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich at the meeting  

Attending the meeting with the President was: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen An Ha, Director of the Institute for European Studies; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Chu Duc Dung, Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Thi Hoai Le, Head of the Scientific Management Department; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of the International Cooperation Department.

Attending with Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin was Mr. Vasilievich Sergey Tanakov (Counsellor); Mr. Valentin Laptev (Third Secretary); Mr. Ivan Viryaskin (Press Attaché); and Mr. Pham Van Hai (Interpreter).

On behalf of Academic's Leader, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed his pleasure to welcome the Ambassador and other attaches to visit and work at the Academy. Simultaneously, he emphasized the Memorandum of Understanding on Scientific Cooperation and Exchange (MOU) with the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Science Foundation and stated that the VASS and the research units under; specifically, the European Research Institute has a special relationship with research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences such as Far East Institute, Institute of Economics, Institute for Politics and Society... The two sides have often coordinated the implementation of projects with research institutes and universities such as RUDN, MGIMO under the programs sponsored by the Russian Foundation for Humanities or the Foundation for Basic Sciences; many of VASS's core staffs have attended and participated in academic forums held in major cities such as Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Vladivostock at the invitation of the Foreign Ministry, cities leaders or scientific research units of the Russian Academy of Sciences. It showed that international cooperation was always respected. The President also expressed his hope that with the enthusiastic support of Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich, the two sides would have new cooperation contents in the coming time.

Panoramic meeting Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich took souvenir photos

In response to the President, Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich expressed his honor and thanks for the warm welcome of the Academy and affirmed the necessity for promoting cooperation between the Academy and the Russian research institutes. If the Russian research units have had the particular interest in the social sciences (due to their particularity and social context), the themes proposed and initiated by the Academy were quite close to the concerns and points of view approach of Russian scientists. This was a good base for two sides to have more feasible proposals for the development of research topics that both sides are interested in, especially in the fields of research and education. Each year, the Russian Government has increased the number of government - quota awarded to Vietnamese citizens at prestigious Russian universities, the number of scholarships granted by the Russian government to Vietnam has increased by about 1,000 scholarships per year. With this synergy and mutual interests in social science, the Ambassador believed that the cooperation between two sides would be strengthened in the future.

At the end of the meeting, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan thanked the visit and work of Ambassador Vnukov Konstantin Vasilievich and his attachés. At the same time, he expressed his confidence that, with the support of the Ambassador, the cooperation opportunities between the research institutes of VASS and the Russian Federation would be increasingly promoted, contributing to enhance scientific cooperation between the two sides.

Pham Vinh Ha


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