Vietnam Social Security strengthens international cooperation hinh anh 1At the event (Source: VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Social Security (VSS) will step up bilateral and multilateral cooperation with international organisations and other countries between now and 2020 in order to assert its prestige and position, said VSS Deputy General Director Dao Viet Anh.

Anh made the statement during a conference held by VSS in Ho Chi Minh City on September 18 to review its external information work in the 2013-2020 period.

He said VSS is now a member of the ASEAN Social Security Association (ASSA) and the International Social Security Association (ISSA). It has also worked with domestic ministries and agencies to negotiate bilateral and multilateral agreements with the Republic of Korea, Germany, Japan, the US, the UK, France and Russia.

In the near future, it will also continue partnering with the World Bank (WB), the European Union (EU) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). In collaboration with the WB, the VSS will issue e-social security cards to replace social insurance books and health insurance cards.

The agency has also published a Vietnamese-English bilingual book about the VSS, leaflets introducing social and health insurance policies for foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises and held dialogues to popularise relevant policies.

In August, the VSS piloted an English language portal which is scheduled to be put into operation in late 2017. It is an important tool to interact with international organisations in social welfare, foreigners working in Vietnam and Vietnamese living and working abroad.-VNA