Vietnam Update 2017 conference (Photo VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vietnam has made progress after more than 30 years of doi moi (reform), with reduced poverty rate, increased income and changing life and career of residents, said international experts.

They made the remark at the Vietnam Update 2017 conference, which took place at the Australian National University in Canberra on November 20 and 21 to examine the politics of life in Vietnam.

During the function, 16 academic specialists analysed significant developments in the Southeast Asian country’s society, politics and international relations.

They said together with uncertainties in regional situation, human security in Vietnam is challenged by regional power disparities, social inequalities, environmental problems and state incapacity.

The Vietnam Update is a series of annual conferences that focus on recent economic, political and social conditions in Vietnam and provide in-depth analyses on a select theme of particular relevance to Vietnam’s socio-economic development.

The first Vietnam Update was organised in 1990 by ANU researchers at the university. In recent years, the conference series has been organised in conjunction with researchers from the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in Singapore, with financial assistance provided by the Australian Aid, ANU, ISEAS, and the Ford Foundation.-VNA