Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has affirmed that the Government will support all activities of the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences (VAHS).

Visiting the VAHS on December 30, PM Dung praised the efforts and achievements that the association has made over the past years, especially in history research, appraisal, consultations, publication and dissemination of historical knowledge.

He said he hopes the association will continue promoting what it has achieved and better performing its functions and tasks, especially connecting the historian circles and coordinating with relevant agencies to contribute to developing the history sciences of Vietnam .

The Government leader also urged the VAHS to stay more active in its operations as well as in boosting cooperation with international historian circles.

He listened to proposals and opinions of the association, including those related to the operation expenditure of the Vietnam History Development Fund.

Established in 1966, the VAHS is one of the first science associations in Vietnam . It now has 53 member associations located in provinces, cities, agencies, ministries and universities.

The 5,000-strong association has really become a representative of the historian circles nationwide.-VNA