Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management (FSPPM), Fulbright University Vietnam, was recently honored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) for his contributions to the training, research, and consultancy of economic policies over the past years.
On November 9, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Vu Quang Minh bestowed the medal "For the Cause of Vietnam's Diplomacy" on Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh at the MOFA headquarters in Hanoi. Assistant Minister Vu Quang Minh noted that the medal represented the recognition and appreciation of Dr. Tu Anh's significant contributions to the country's foreign affairs in general and economic diplomacy in particular. Specifically, Dr. Tu Anh actively engaged in the training, research, and consultancy of economic policies, enhancing the country's global integration and economic development.
Assistant Minister Vu Quang Minh said the Ministry wished to see Dr. Tu Anh and his colleagues – economists and scholars, continue to support the Ministry as well as other Vietnamese diplomatic agencies around the world to promote policy research and consultancy in international economics, development economics and global economic integration.
At the ceremony, Dr. Tu Anh thanked the Ministry for the medal and emphasized it was a great honor in his professional career. "This medal recognizes the contribution of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program, the predecessor of the Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, and the Vietnam Program at Harvard for closely working with the Vietnamese government and MOFA to successfully organizing series of Vietnam Executive Leadership Program (VELP). From the beginning, VELP was set to be a formal forum for Vietnam's predominant policymakers to exchange thoughts and ideas with the world's leading scholars and experts," he said.
Dr. Tu Anh pledged that he and FSPPM would enhance their efforts to cooperate effectively with MOFA's agencies for the development of Vietnam's diplomacy in general and economic diplomacy in particular, contributing to the implementation of socioeconomic recovery and development goals and enhancing the country's sustainable growth.