International symposium discusses leadership studies, public policy hinh anh 1At the event (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Academy of Politics Region II and the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE) opened a symposium on leadership studies and public policy in Ho Chi Minh City on October 28.

The two-day event has attracted the participation of experts and scientists from Vietnam and abroad.

Their discussion is to revolve around a series of topics, including creative finance for investment in urban infrastructure; public leadership; human capital; sustainable development; public – private partnership; and technology in public policy planning.

In his opening speech, Associate Professor. Dr Nguyen Viet Thao, Vice President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, said following success in three decades of national reform, Vietnam is now facing various growth challenges in the modern era.

He added the challenges set out new tasks for the country such as overcoming the middle income trap, pursuing sustainable growth, protecting national sovereignty, and integrating into the global economy, among others.

Thao said such context requires leaders and managers to have new ways of thinking, visions, and working methods./.