Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received advisor of the Harvard’s Vietnam Programme, Professor Thomas Vallely, in Hanoi on March 31, expressing his hope that Vallely will continue helping with consolidating Vietnam-US cooperation, especially in education.

He hailed the contributions of Prof. Vallely as well as the staff of the Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme (VELP), which is a collaborative initiative of the Vietnamese Government, the United Nations Development Programme and the Vietnam Programme at the Harvard Kennedy School .

The VELP has created a forum for Vietnamese senior policymakers as well as business leaders to dialogue based on a foundation of practical research on policy challenges that Vietnam and the world are facing, he said.

Prof. Vallely spoke highly of Vietnam’s efforts to preserve cultural and education values and the country’s renovation in socio-economic development over the past years.

He affirmed that he will try his best to enhance the quality of Vietnamese teaching at US universities, contributing to boosting education partnerships between the two countries.

Launched in 1988, the Vietnam Programme aims to study Vietnam’s socio-economic development using a multifaceted approach that combines research, teaching and policy analysis.-VNA