Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visits Prof. Hoang Tuy (Source: VGP)

Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 26 visited and extended Tet greetings to scientists and intellectuals in Hanoi on the thresholds of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival 2019.

Visiting Labour Hero and cultural researcher Vu Khieu, PM Phuc wished Prof. Khieu good health and happiness in the New Year, while appreciating his important contributions to laying foundation for the development of Vietnam’s sociology.

Prof. Vu Khieu, 103, is the author of hundreds of scientific works in many areas such as philosophy, ethics and culture.

The PM also visited Prof. and Academician Nguyen Van Hieu, who greatly contributed to the innovation and development of Vietnam's science.

Hieu said he is researching a project related to flood combat.

While visiting Prof. Hoang Tuy, PM Phuc praised Tuy’s contributions to Vietnam’s mathematics.

As Director of the Institute of Mathematics in the period of 1980-1990, Prof. Tuy led the Institute to develop strongly, and affirming his pillar role in the Vietnamese Mathematics. He made numerous contributions to bringing Vietnamese students to in the International Math Olympiads.-VNA