Forum gathers young Vietnamese intellectuals worldwide

The first Global Young Vietnamese Intellectual Forum opened in Da Nang city on November 28, looking to capitalise on the strength of the young intelligentsia in the Industry 4.0 era.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (centre) and participants in the forum pose for a photo (Photo: VNA)
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (centre) and participants in the forum pose for a photo (Photo: VNA)
The event, held by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee, attracts nearly 200 young Vietnamese intellectuals from 21 countries.

Addressing the forum, Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said that after more than three decades of reforms, Vietnam has obtained enormous achievements in national construction and defence, which has been greatly contributed to by Vietnamese intellectuals, including the young, both at home and abroad. 

The Party, State and people of Vietnam always treasure their significant contributions, he added.

He noted the Party Central Committee and the Government have made clear the viewpoint that the country has to optimize its golden population structure to make full use of the attainments in Industry 4.0.

The forum is a platform for young intellectuals to discuss their visions, missions, roles and capability of contributing to national development, thereby helping with Vietnam’s economic integration into the region and the world, Binh said.

He expressed his hope that participants will share both successes and failures of other countries, especially those with developed science, technology and innovation, and propose mechanism and policy solutions so as to help the country succeed in Industry 4.0.

The Party and the Government respect young intellectuals’ opinions and will consider institutionalising them, he emphasised.

The Deputy PM stressed that attracting talents, especially young intellectuals from around the world, is the Party and State’s consistent policy to mobilise their contributions to national development and defence.

He also called for their suggestions about how to attract talents so as to bring into better play their role in the development of the country.

For his part, First Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee Le Quoc Phong voiced his hope that the forum will become an annual event for young Vietnamese intellectuals to suggest ideas to the Government to realise development targets. 

It will also be a channel through which domestic agencies consult the intelligentsia on ways to deal with difficulties and challenges facing the nation, he added.

At the two-day forum, participants are scheduled to discuss the promotion of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to build high-quality human resources in Industry 4.0, the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in environmental protection and climate change response, and the enhancement of innovation in production and business activities.

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