Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

Scientific conference “Israel's Development Experience and Suggestions for Vietnam”


In the framework of scientific cooperation between the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, the Central Theoretical Council and the Embassy of Israel in Vietnam, on the morning of November 28, 2018, at No.1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) organized a scientific conference entitled "Israel's Development Experience and Suggestions for Vietnam". The conference was honored to welcome H.E. Mr. Haim Ramon – Former Israel’s Vice Prime Minister.

Attending the conference were: Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Academy, Vice Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council, The Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Group; Vice Presidents of the Academy were Prof. Dr. Pham Van Duc and Dr. Dang Xuan Thanh; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Viet Thong, Secretary of the Central Theoretical Council; Ms. Nguyen Phuong Lan, Political Officer, Embassy of Israel in Vietnam; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Phuoc Minh, Director of the Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies; Assoc. Chu Duc Dung, Director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics, with the participation of experts and scientists from International Research Institute of the Academy.

H.E. Mr. Hami Ramon, Former Israel’s Vice Prime Minister spoke at the seminar Conference Overview

Israel is known to be a small country in the Middle East with 8.7 million people, but with a high level of education and income per capita ($ 40,000 per capita per year). Israel has a well-developed economy with the 44th largest import market in the world; having a free market economy, considering foreign trade as the engine of growth and the core of the economy; Low inflation and the unemployment rate is only 3%.

At the conference, Mr. Hami Ramon presented some brief overviews of the economic, social, cultural and religious situation of Israel, especially analyzing the causes of Israel - a Start-up Nation is growing rapidly. Mr. Hami Ramon emphasized that high-technology is a key in changing the economic environment of Israel; Besides, each person has high personal and independence, having their own startup; Educating young people about the importance of security and defense. Due to geopolitics, Israel was forced to become a start-up nation, promoted social advantage by developing civil society; all Israeli residents are entitled to free medical care, access to a health insurance policy (high life expectancy and low child mortality), good social security and education, social balance.

The conference has received many questions from delegates focusing on issues such as the impact of Israeli immigration on changing the landscape, cultural environment; scientific and technological issues in water resource use and socio-economic development; Middle East peace process, Israel–Palestine relations in the new regional and international context; Israel's experience in relations with the United States; Israel's challenge in the future... These issues were answered satisfactorily by Hami Ramon.

H.E. Hami Ramon's presentation will be a useful and valuable source of information and scientific documentation that will help experts, scientists, especially the young researchers of the international research group to gain new knowledge, to research the development experience of countries in the world. From there, it is possible to learn and create a scientific basis to promote Vietnam's relations with developed countries.

Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and H.E. Hami Ramon at the meeting Delegates took souvenir photos

On the same day, the President of the Academy - Prof. Nguyen Quang Thuan had a meeting H.E. Haim Ramon, Former Israel’s Vice Prime Minister. Through the visit, H.E. Haim Ramon deeply understood that VASS is a research institution in social sciences & humanities and policy advice to the Government of Vietnam. He highly appreciated the achievements of socio-economic development of Vietnam in recent years. Both sides also shared a common view on strengthening scientific cooperation, organizing seminars, scientific conferences by the Institute for Africa and Middle East Studies - VASS as the focal point. It will contribute to promoting the friendship between Vietnam and Israel in the coming time.

Nguyen Thu Trang



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