Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue (Source: VNA)

Washington D.C (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue spoke of Vietnam’s socio-economic development and policies during discussions within the Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme (VELP) in Massachusetts, the US, on June 28-29.

Hue and other Vietnamese officials also talked about economic achievements Vietnam has recorded over the years and challenges facing the national economy.

Vietnam’s aims to improve growth quality and promote long-term sustainable development, along with the country’s response to climate change in the Mekong Delta were also discussed.

Formed ten years ago, the VELP is the initiative of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry and Havard University. It serves as a forum for leaders of the Government, ministries and localities to exchange views on policies.

This year’s event brought together many scholars and experts from Harvard Kennedy School, Fulbright Vietnam and other leading US universities and research institutes.

The participants looked into the world’s economy, cyber space and national security, intellectual property and technical transfer, urban strategy, growth quality, rural environment and energy strategy of Vietnam.

Also on June 28, Hue and his entourage visited the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)’s innovation centre.-VNA