|Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng (seventh, left) and Vietnamese delegation at the fifth International Symposium on Vietnamese Studies. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng yesterday praised scientists for making valuable recommendations to spur national development.
Addressing the scientists at a reception in Hà Nội, he exhorted them to continue popularising their knowledge of Việt Nam and sharing development experiences.
The scientists were in the capital to attend the fifth International Symposium on Vietnamese Studies.
Trọng asked overseas Vietnamese scientists to serve as a bridge connecting Việt Nam and international friends, thus contributing to developing Vietnamese Studies.
He also hailed several proposals made to facilitate Vietnamese studies, including the establishment a Vietnamese Studies research centre.
Themed “Sustainable development in the context of global change”, the symposium focused on knowledge transfer, scientific and technological development, climate change adaptation, environmental protection, and sustainable development.
The organising board chose more than 800 reports out of nearly 1,000, including over 150 by foreign scholars from 30 countries and territories.
The suggestions made by participants on Việt Nam’s development strategy, the fourth industrial revolution, climate change response and other topics will be collected and submitted to relevant agencies for consideration, Trọng said. — VNS