Deputy PM launches Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme 2024 in US

VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai is leading a Vietnamese delegation to attend the 2024 Vietnam Executive Leadership Program (VELP) at Harvard University in Boston from April 1 to April 3.

In his opening speech at the event, Deputy PM Khai emphasized that through eight successful organisations, the VELP has become one of the reputable dialogue and policy consultation programmes. It has helped create exchanges and dialogues to deepen understanding, consolidate trust, and open up plenty of practical co-operation opportunities between the nation and the United States.

The country is keen for continued close ties with the US to implement the contents of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership for peace, co-operation, and sustainable development between the two countries across multiple fields, especially education and training.

The nation always determines that external forces play an important and groundbreaking role, including policy advice, management experience, and human resource training, he emphasized.

With the spirit of sincerity, trust, sharing, collaboration, and development, in a context where the world is undergoing profound changes, Deputy PM Khai said he believes that the VELP 2024 will help to open up many strategic issues, thereby shaping a vision with specific and practical recommendations for the Vietnamese side.

At the discussion sessions held on April 1 on global economic prospects, artificial intelligence, and semiconductor chips, both professors and experts presented an overall and comprehensive picture of the development trends of major economies and new technologies.

They all expressed their impression of the success of the Vietnamese economy and outlined their belief that the country’s economy has recorded one of the most successful transformations in the world over the past two decades.

Appreciating the nation’s potential and opportunities for engaging in global supply chains in emerging technology industries, experts have made many specific and practical recommendations for the nation to seize upon opportunities from new trends. This can be seen by taking advantage of attracting new investment sources that are shifting, building an ecosystem to develop emerging technologies, while also promoting human resource advantages in AI development, with a specific focus on investing in digital infrastructure and renewable energy.

In an exchange with experts, Deputy PM Khai and the Vietnamese delegation shared notes on the socio-economic development situation and development priorities of the country moving forward. This is along with looking at issues of shared concern such opportunities and challenges in the context of the global economy currently being in a period of profound transformation.

Earlier on April 1, Deputy PM Khai received Professor Douglas Elmendorf, dean of Harvard Kennedy School; Professor David Golan, dean of Harvard Medical School; and professors of the Vietnam Programme at Harvard University.

The Deputy PM expressed his joy at visiting and exchanging views with leading experts from the oldest university in the US where many world-famous experts and scientists had been trained, whilst the institution is also one of the universities that has actively stepped up educational ties with Vietnam.

Prof. Elmendorf affirmed that his school will continue boosting linkages with Vietnam whilst focusing on sharing research and assessments on the international, regional and economic situation locally. He agreed to strengthen co-operation and training links between Harvard University and ministries, sectors, and universities of Vietnam.

Moving forward, Harvard will continue to promote Fulbright University to become an institution providing high-quality human resources for future Vietnamese development.

Regarding the VELP, he hailed the long-term ties that exist between the two sides and wished to share new perspectives through policy dialogue, thereby supplementing and expanding each side's development vision in the coming period.

Prof. Golan greatly appreciated the co-operation programmes with 10 medical and pharmaceutical universities in Vietnam, affirming that he will devote resources to continue speeding up the implementation of the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOU) between Harvard Medical School and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health.

From April 2 to April 3, within the 2024 VELP framework, thematic sessions on cloud computing, digital environment, technology, and global security challenges, growth model transformation and measures aimed at overcoming the middle income trap are to be held.

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