|Party Committee Secretary Le Hong Anh speaks at the conference. — Photo VGP
HA NOI (VNS) — Party Committee Secretary Le Hong Anh told a conference in Ha Noi yesterday it was imperative that the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences enhance the quality of its scientific research so that it could become a regional centre by 2020.
Anh, who is a former Minister of Public Security, said scientists needed to fully use their knowledge to contribute opinions to new and difficult issues that needed to be interpreted thoroughly, both theoretically and practically.
"The academy should continue studying and scientifically clarifying theoretical and practical issues of socialist-oriented national development," he told the meeting which discussed the academy's work in 2014.
"It is essential for the academy to further study historical and legal documents which help fortify Viet Nam's sovereignty over the East Sea, and to address current, urgent, fundamental, and long-term matters of the fight for national sovereignty."
Anh told the conference participants that the academy needed to accelerate international co-operation on the basis of co-operation in research and training, enabling foreigners to learn more about the values of Vietnamese culture, people and the country itself.
He called for the academy to build up a contingent of scientists strong both in quality and quantity and capable of interpreting theoretical and practical issues.
Head of the academy, Nguyen Xuan Thang, said the institute held a great number of scientific events on the East Sea and on marine archaeology.
These included exhibitions on the Hoang Sa-Truong Sa (Paracel-Spartly) islands, and publication of related documents together with studies in different fields of social science, social humanity, and regional and international research. — VNS