Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan met the representative of JICA Vietnam


In the afternoon of February 18, 2019, at the headquarters of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) - Prof. Dr.. Nguyen Quang Thuan had a meeting with Mr. Konaka Tetsuo, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in Vietnam and the delegation visited and worked at the Academy.

The meeting panorama  

Attending the meeting, on the side of JICA there were Mr. Murôka, Deputy Chief Representative of JICA Vietnam; Naomi, JICA Expert; Ms. Mai Khanh and Ms. Viet Hoa, JICA Specialist. On the side of VASS, there were Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of the International Cooperation Department; Dr. Nguyen Xuan Cuong, Director of Institute of Chinese Studies; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Thai, Director of Institute for Northeast Asia Studies.

At the meeting, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan briefly introduced about VASS. It is a scientific agency that belongs to the Government, performing the basic research on social sciences and humanities, providing scientific arguments for the Party and the State in strategic planning, plans, policies for fast and sustainable development of the country; consulting on development policies for ministries and localities; training high quality human resources in social sciences, etc.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan highly appreciated the very effective cooperation between JICA and VASS during the term of Prof. PhD. Nguyen Xuan Thang recently and emphasized that VASS is focusing resources to research and contribute to the development of documents of the XIII Party Congress, participating in building a national development route which is the document summarizing the platform; reporting on the results of implementation of the 5-year socio-economic development tasks during 2016 – 2020 and directions and tasks of 5-year socio-economic development in 2021-2025; cooperating with ministries and localities to assist in scientific research, summarizing, evaluating and contributing to the content of new development plans for the next periods.

Professor Nguyen Quang Thuan hoped that the two sides could work together to research in several of fields: Summarizing and evaluating the socio-economic development strategy for the 2011 - 2020 period, developing development strategies for socio-economy in the period of 2021-2030 of Vietnam; Implementing some cooperation with ministries and localities to assess the results of the last term and formulating the socio-economic development strategy for the next term; Information exchange and research results of mutual interest; Promoting cooperation to develop high quality human resources for Vietnam in the context of industrial revolution 4.0 which takes people as a center; Learning to share development models, especially to countries with transition economies, etc

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan stressed that this is an appropriate time for the two sides to carry out research cooperation in the fields of mutual concern and hope at the new position, Mr. Konaka Tetsuo would continue to have many diversity contributions and improve the nature of cooperation activities between JICA and the Academy in the coming time.

  President Nguyen Quang Thuan gave present to Mr. Konaka Tetsuo

In response to President Nguyen Quang Thuan, Mr. Konaka Tetsuo thanked for the warm reception of VASS. Mr. Konaka Tetsuo expressed his impression when he first visited VASS as JICA Representative in Vietnam from March 2018, he was very happy to work in Vietnam - an important partner of JICA in Southeast Asia. At the same time, it is desirable to have opportunities and potentials to cooperate with VASS to conduct research several areas: summarizing, evaluating and developing Vietnam's socio-economic development strategies; planning, developing strategies and development plans for the next 5 years and 10 years for Vietnam and ministries and localities for the interests of all parties; cooperate, share information in collecting, processing information, improving processes, resolving procedures as well as enhancing sharings between the two sides; addressing the new challenges of official development assistance (ODA) of Japan in accordance with the current government debt reduction policy through mobilizing private sector resources. In addition, the two sides also have the potential to cooperate in the field of training high quality human resources and other issues of mutual concern.

Mr. Konaka Tetsuo also thanked VASS for supporting JICA to implement many effective cooperation projects. He wished to continue receiving the help of VASS to promote the efforts and achievements achieved in building the relationship between the two sides and to further contribute to the development of Vietnam in coming time.


The delegates took picture together at the meeting

On this occasion, on behalf of VASS leadership, President Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed his gratitude and highly appreciated the results of the meeting and agreed with Mr. Konaka Tetsuo to assign the specialized departments of the two sides to concretize cooperation tasks, which practically contribute to the development of good cooperation relations between two parties.


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