PM receives Harvard Vietnam Program founder

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on March 18 received Thomas Vallely, founder of the Harvard Vietnam Program and experts from Fulbright University Vietnam.

Chinh highly appreciated contributions by Thomas Vallely, who is currently the Chairman of the Governing Board of Fulbright University Vietnam, to the establishment of the university, and congratulated the institution on its positive results in training and research.

He affirmed that the Government will continue to pay attention to and create favourable conditions for Fulbright University to become one of the leading centers for training high-quality human resources for Vietnam.

Acknowledging socio-economic development recommendations by Vallely and other experts, the PM emphasized that Vietnam focuses on building an independent, self-reliant economy based on internal and external resources.

The Government attaches great importance to strengthening dialogue, exchange and policy consultation on economic development with leading research centers of the world, he said.

He spoke high of Vallely’s proposal for Harvard University and Fulbright University to coordinate with Vietnamese Government agencies in running the Vietnam Executive Leadership Program (VELP) to exchange views on socio-economic development issues in Vietnam.

For his part, Vallely said both Harvard University and Fulbright University look forward to further promoting high-quality human resource training for Vietnam.

Fulbright University will strive to further improve the quality and efficiency of training to become a high-quality training center in Vietnam and in the region, he said.

He expected to receive closer coordination from the Vietnamese Government in running the VELP in 2022, focusing on Vietnam’s socio-economic development priorities.

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