Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

The meeting with Cuban expert delegation


On the morning of April 22nd, 2019, at the 3D Hall, No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, the leader of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) had a meeting with Cuban expert delegation led by Lieutenant-General Leonardo Ramon Andollo Valdes. The meeting was co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, VASS's Vice President and Lieutenant-General Leonardo Ramon Andollo Valdes, Deputy Head of the Permanent Commission for the Implementation and Development (Commission), Council of Ministers, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba, delegate of Cuba National Assembly of People's Power.

Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh spoke at the meeting  

Attending the meeting, the Cuban delegation side, besides Lt. Gen. Leonardo Ramon Andollo Valdes, also had the participation of Ms. Admi De La Caridad Valverde Cepero (Leader of the Independent Commission on Social Policy of the Commission); Mrs. Yovana Vega Mato (Deputy Head of the Commission); Mr. Ruben Toledo Diaz, (Leader of the Independent Commission on Planning and Foreign Trade of the Commission); Mr. Arcides Rodriguez Consuegra (Leader under the Commission); Ms. Caridad Del Pilar Madrazo Madan (Leader under the Commission); Ms. Tania Marrero Quitero (Economic Planning Specialist National, Cuba Ministry of Economy and Planning); Ms. Silvia Odriozola Guitar (Lecturer in Economics, University of La Habana); Ms. Natacha Teresa Mesa Tejeda (Lecturer in Business Law, University of La Habana); Ms. Lianys Torres Rivera (the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to Vietnam); Mr. Carlos Alfredo Amores Balbin (Ambassador, official in charge of political and economic affairs). On the Academy side, there was the presence of leaders of specialized research units and representatives of the Central Theoretical Council came to the meeting.

In the statement, Prof.Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh emphasized that the meeting was an important sense in exchanging views on theoretical issues to clarify 12 topics set by Cuban expert delegation. VASS's Vice-President expected Vietnamese scientists and Cuban experts to discuss specific issues: (1). Experience in managing the socio-economic development plan and the harmony between the strategy and the market mechanism; (2). What are the recommendations for foreign investment in priority areas? Clarify mechanisms to ensure dynamic development and match the national interest?; The importance of adopting the development of technology and innovation in this process?; (3). The relationship between the different forms of ownership, the strategy of releasing the productivity and the innovative recommendations to raise workers' concerns about work and production results, especially in the field using budget and public services; (4). The trend of growth rate in the public and private sector? Applied principles aimed to identify which activities the state needs to hold, including in the business sector as well as in the field of budget use; (5). The relationship between centralization and decentralization of foreign trade, the involvement of non-state management forms in this process, the role of the state?;(6). The applied mechanisms aimed to achieve the development of industrial agriculture, the relationship between state units and forms of non-state management, forming production chains and attracting foreign investment; 7). The relationship between economic and social development, the strategy set out to achieve social equality, poverty reduction, and the attention in accommodation issues for low-income people; (8). Implementing the social insurance regime, coverage of social insurance,  the participation of the state budget, enterprises and employees in social insurance costs; (9). Strategy to cope with population aging, solutions for care services the elderly and children of preschool age, the participation of non-state forms in the process; (10). Coordinate national and local development strategies on the basis of local autonomy. The assignment of authority to local governments in the management of health services, education and the integration of the development of this sector in the nation's strategy; (11). Put science and technology into the process of model update. The relationship between universities and businesses, experience in the process of organizing activities of technology learning zones; (12). Policy and process of signing a contract to hire a domestic labor force to send abroad. Relationship with the overseas Vietnamese community?

Panoramic meeting
Lt. Gen. Leonardo Ramon Andollo Valdes expressed the special attention to learning the Vietnamese experience about the mentioned topics and emphasized on asking many questions to Vietnamese scholars to ensure the summary of the theory after the meeting would take place right in the afternoon of the 22nd and also on the 23rd of April, 2019. The Lieutenant-General stated that the results of the meeting would be generalized, evaluated, and provided scientific reasoning facilities to help Cuba get a practical overview and draw experiences to apply more effectively in national development policy directions in the coming time.

Pham Vinh Ha

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