The article was posted on Argentina Telam (Photo: VNA)
Buenos Aires(VNA) – The Argentinean news agency Telam on December 18 ran an article extolling Vietnam on its significant achievements after nearly 30 years of “Doi Moi” (reform).

Writer Horacio Rana, also head of Telam’s world news department, said with an open economy, Vietnam’s attainments in the field have been internationally recognised.

He quoted Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Helen Clark as saying Vietnam’s achievements in gender equality, education, employment and health care are impressive.

The ratio of poor people slashed to 4.3 percent in 2010 from 63.7 percent in 1993. More than 97 percent of Vietnamese households have been provided with electricity for daily activities. In 1990-2010, the average growth of Vietnam reached 7.3 percent.

Clark suggested Vietnam continue to push ahead with economic restructuring and foreign investment attraction to further improve local living standards.

The article also quoted Professor Yoshiharu Tsuboi from Japan’s Waseda University as saying Vietnam has actively integrated into the region and the world via its engagement in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

In the next 50 years, Vietnam needs to increase its role and position in ASEAN and the global arena, he recommended.

Journalist Horacio Rana received Vietnam’s first National External Information Service Award in 2014.-VNA