A delegation from the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), led by its President Nguyen Xuan Thang, met with scientists in Norway from September 17-19 to exchange research results on issues of mutual concern.

The delegation held working sessions with several leading social science institutions, including the Research Council of Norway, the Norwegian Institute for Social Research, the University of Oslo and the Norwegian Business School. It also met with the State Ownership Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

During the meetings, participants discussed a number of issues, including the State’s role in a market economy; global competitiveness; and economic restructuring.

They also exchanged views on reforming State-owned enterprises, reducing State ownership in Norway and developing an ocean-based economy.

The experience gained by the VASS during this visit is expected to help the institution increase its consultative capacity to review the country’s 30 years of renewal and draft a development report for 2014.-VNA