Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Professor Thomas Vallely from Harvard University yesterday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI Viet Nam News -— Việt Nam attaches importance to the Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme (VELP), a joint effort between the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, the Vietnam Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School and the United Nations Development Programme, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said.
During a reception for Professor Thomas Vallely from Harvard University yesterday in Hà Nội, the PM said VELP provides a venue for Vietnamese leaders to discuss policies and receive updates on the latest knowledge about management, allowing them to devise proper public policies.
He expressed his delight at the robust development of Việt Nam-US ties across the board following Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng’s visit last year and the establishment of the Việt Nam-US strategic partnership in July 2013, saying that education and training ties are among the top priorities of the Vietnamese government.
The leader also hailed his guest as a close friend of Việt Nam who plays a constructive role in Việt Nam-US ties in general and bilateral educational ties in particular.
Vallely said that Harvard University wishes to further assist Việt Nam in its economic development by organising joint studies and seeking more financial assistance for VELP.
Accordingly, the VELP programme will continue at Harvard University. — VNS