A forum for young Vietnamese intellectuals opened in Ha Noi on Tuesday, discussing initiatives for the sustainability of national development.
Politburo member, Secretary of Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai poses with young intellectuals at the opening ceremony of the forum
The second Vietnamese Young Intellectual Forum, which was organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, gathered more than 230 youngsters from 23 nations and territories.
The three-day event aims to strengthen the global network of young intellectuals and create opportunities for them to discuss their visions in the process of national construction and development, while promoting economic integration.
Participants will discuss mechanisms to promote talented people, initiatives and solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and channels for the Government and authorities on issues regarding the country’s development.
Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation Truong Thi Mai said young intellectuals had successfully formed a network of young domestic and foreign researchers from all over the world to contribute to the country.
People working in different fields had achieved success and become the pride of their families and society.
They had become an example for the young generation in Việt Nam who had enthusiasm and desire to contribute to national development, she said.
Outlining the opportunities and challenges facing the country, Mai said the content of the forum included growth quality, labour productivity, aggregate productivity, progress and social justice goals, the advantage of a golden population to develop high-quality human resources and practical solutions to the rapid and sustainable development of the country.
Mai said she hoped that this year's forum would attract more ideas from the Global Young Intellectual Network and Innovation Network with 100 leading Vietnamese scientists perfecting mechanisms and policies to create a favourable environment for young intellectuals to contribute to the country.
First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong said young intellectuals were capable of leading, attracting, orienting and supporting many young people to participate in common goals.
They should be provided a favourable environment to contribute to the nation’s greater successes.
Currently, there are more than 400,000 Vietnamese intellectuals living overseas, including over 6,000 doctorate degree holders. Up to 150,000 are working in the US – of whom, roughly 12,000 work in Silicon Valley, upwards of 100 at the World Bank, 40,000 in France, 20,000 in Canada, 4,000 in Eastern Europe and Russia, and 7,000 in Australia.