Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences receives President of Lotte Fund Korea


On the afternoon of May 25, 2023, at Hall 3C, headquarter No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Dr. Phan Chi Hieu, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) had a meeting with the President of Lotte Korea Fund.

On the afternoon of May 25, 2023, at Hall 3C, headquarter No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Dr. Phan Chi Hieu, President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) had a meeting with the President of Lotte Korea Fund.

The delegation of Lotte Korea Foundation led by the Foundation's President - Mr. Chun Yung Woo (middle)

Accompanying with President Phan Chi Hieu was Dr. Tran Hoang Long, Executive Vice President of the Institute of Northeast Asian Studies; Dr. Phi Vinh Tuong, Acting Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of International Cooperation Department.

Accompanying the President of Lotte Fund Korea was Mr. Kim Gil Soo, employee of Lotte Scholarship Fund; Mr. Wee Joon Seok, Public Counselor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea; Ms. Nguyen Kim Ngan, Translator, Korean Embassy.

Opening the meeting, on behalf of VASS leadership, Dr. Phan Chi Hieu warmly welcomed Lotte Foundation Chairman and the delegation to visit and work at VASS; Briefly introduce the structure, functions, and main research tasks that have contributed in consulting and planning development guidelines for the Party and State. President Phan Chi Hieu expressed his appreciation for the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Korea in the past time and thanked the Korean Lotte Foundation for the scholarships that Vietnamese students have received. received in recent years, especially scholarships related to humanities and social science research. On this occasion, the President of VASS also expressed his wish to continue to receive more attention and support from Lotte Fund in the coming time.

VASS President, Dr. Phan Chi Hieu and representatives of units at the meeting

Sharing about coming to Vietnam this time, Lotte Foundation Chairman said: After 4 years of hiatus due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the scholarship awarding ceremony on May 23, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh City has recently resumed. launched Lotte Group's annual scholarship program, with 60 scholarships, each worth 800 USD for a school year for 60 excellent students in Vietnam.

Lotte Group hopes that the scholarships will help students keep their passion to pursue their dreams despite their difficult circumstances. Besides, Lotte Group also wishes to promote the development of the country's talent not only in Korea but also around the world. And to achieve that, since 2008, Lotte Scholarship Fund has continuously supported students in 4 countries around the world, starting with Vietnam.

As of 2022, Lotte Scholarship Fund has supported 3,170 students in Viet Nam with a total scholarship value of up to 1.29 million won (equivalent to 1,032,800 USD). Lotte Foundation Chairman added that, starting from 2023, Lotte Foundation not only provides scholarships to domestic university students but also kicks off a project to provide scholarships and dormitories for Vietnamese university students. study in Korea. In addition to issues related to scholarships, Mr. Chun Yung Woo - Chairman of Lotte Foundation also expressed his deep interest in academic issues, basic and in-depth research on economic and security issues. Other security and defense studies that Vietnam is conducting research on are related to China, Russia, and the US... and think that the two sides should have more coordination in order to learn more about the views and directions of the two sides. Party and State in this field.

Delegates take souvenir photos at the meeting

Based on scientific approaches, Dr. Phan Chi Hieu shared that the Party and Government of Vietnam always attach great importance to and prioritize peaceful views. Therefore, the studies conducted by VASS always seek peaceful solutions to advise the Party and State in the management, administration and development of the country, contributing to the common prosperity and peace in the country. region and around the world.

Panoramic meeting

In response to the VASS President, the Lotte Foundation President would like to thank the Academy for the warm welcome. At the same time, he highly appreciated the orientations and research that the Institute has been doing, and said that thanks to the contribution in the Institute's researches on issues related to world economy and politics, specifically: is the Northeast Asia region where people-to-people exchanges between the two countries have been greatly enhanced. He hoped that in the future, the two agencies could strengthen cooperative relations, effectively contributing to the tightening of ties. strengthen ties between countries.

Pham Vinh Ha

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