Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong, Deputy Director of Research at IPAG Business School and President of the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts in France (AVSE Global) has highlighted national unity as the root factor for national development.
Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong (Photo: Vietnam National University)
Paris (VNA) – Prof. Nguyen Duc Khuong, Deputy
Director of Research at IPAG Business School and President of the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and
Experts in France (AVSE Global) has highlighted national unity as the root
factor for national development.
In an interview
granted to a Vietnam News Agency reporter on the eve of the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Khuong, who is also a
member of the Prime Minister’s economic consulting group, pointed to Vietnam’s impressive
achievements in the past five years, including a steady economic growth of over
6.5 percent during tenure of the 12th National Party Congress and
The economy is
re-directing towards sustainability with use of more technological and
innovative advances. In particular, Vietnam also succeeded in maintaining
economic activities despite the adverse impacts of the global medical crisis caused
by COVID-19 pandemic last year, he said.
him, the Vietnamese Party and State made sound and timely decisions that hold
significance to the national development strategy for the next decades. He
cited as examples the Politburo’s Resolution on proactive involvement in the
fourth industrial revolution, a resolution on attracting quality foreign
investment, and another on reshuffle and arrangement of the apparatus of the political
The scholar highlighted national unity as the root factor
for national development, adding that the role of the overseas Vietnamese
community in national development had been affirmed very early. In recent
years, the younger generations of Vietnamese abroad have gained more influence
in the fields of artificial intelligence, big data, digital transformation and
automation. With the support of the previous generations, those aged 30-50 are
in a good position to foster cooperation between Vietnam and the countries they
are living in.
In Khuong’s view, many Vietnamese leaders in the previous
tenure were very open, willing to listen to public opinions and paid attention
to attracting talents to contribute to the nation. He highlighted a need to
issue more specific and stronger policies to effectively use this resource in
the near future.
Hanoi brightens with decorations ahead of the 13th National Party Congress (Photo: VNA)
The scholar described the 13th National Party
Congress as an important turning point to pave the way for breakthroughs in
development and define the position of Vietnam in the global landscape with an
active and guiding role.
“Without making breakthroughs in the way of thinking and
action, we will not be able to quickly advance forward and realize the nation’s
aspiration for rising up,” he said.
Apart from issuing sound policies and mechanisms to seek and
tap talents, he called for building and making use of the soft power of the
nation for development goals, thereby continuing to improve Vietnam’s stature
on international arena and build public trust, which he said, is also the expectation
of experts at home and abroad, and each Vietnamese citizen.
About the AVSE Global’s work, Khuong said operating in over
20 countries from four continents and connecting more than 10,000 experts together,
the AVSE Global is collecting their collective brainpower via policy reports,
strategic consultations at the central and local levels, training of senior
executives, forums and research projects, towards creating breakthroughs in
efficiency for Vietnam’s sustainable development.
AVSE is also building platforms to turn global science
knowledge into practical knowledge applicable for production and social
progress, with priority given to fields of creative economic models,
connectivity of regions and competitive economic sectors, innovation, climate
change prevention technology , marine-based economy and marine space, renewable
energy and hydrogen./.