Hanoi hosts int’l conference on emigration hinh anh 1 Illustration photo (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An international conference on emigration was jointly held by the Vietnam Academy of Social Science (VASS) and the Institute of Socio-Political Research under the Russian Academy of Sciences on November 3 in Hanoi. 

Focusing on emigration Russia, Vietnam and ASEAN in the context of new economic integration and geopolitics, the conference aims to study theories and practicalities of emigration, thus seeking solutions to problems arising from emigration while promoting benefits and contributions of migrants in countries, regions and the world. 

Emigration has become a noticeable trend in the era of globalisation and it requires collaboration of countries in control and management, said Assoc.Prof. Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, Deputy Chairman of the VASS. 

Participants at the event said that economic reason is the main factor leading to increasing international emigration, besides others such as wars, armed conflicts, security, politics and low development.

According to the United Nations’ 2015 emigration and development report, emigration will bring many benefits to migrants, their native and destination countries if there are sound policies.

However, in fact, development gaps and socio-cultural differences are barriers to integration of emigrants. Social inequality forces immigrants to protest or even break the law, causing political and security instabilities in several countries.-VNA