Fulbright Faculty Engage in “Dialogue 2045” with Prime Minister on Vietnam Outlook
March 11, 2021

Fulbright Faculty Engage in “Dialogue 2045” with Prime Minister on Vietnam Outlook

March 11, 2021

In early March, Vietnam Prime Minister, H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a dialogue with business leaders and academic think-tanks on next course of Vietnam economic development. Two senior faculty members of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh and Mr. Do Thien Anh Tuan, were 2 out of 3 academic representatives to deliver their speeches in the conference on future vision of national economy.

In early March, Vietnam Prime Minister, H.E. Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a dialogue with business leaders and academic think-tanks on next course of Vietnam economic development. Two senior faculty members of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh and Mr. Do Thien Anh Tuan, were 2 out of 3 academic representatives to deliver their speeches in the conference on future vision of national economy.

Starting his remarks by stating "economic and domestic strength determines the global status of one country, its national security and its people's destines", Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management emphasized a strong nation must be backed by leading corporations and excellent universities.

"Sage are national resources. Historically, sage are understood as "wise rulers, loyal followers"; in modern contexts, the concept should be broadened to include talented entrepreneurs and academics. Entrepreneurs and private firms must strive to become driving forces of the country. At this moment, we are proud that Vietnam private sector has been much stronger than it was 25 years ago, and is expected to play a more dominant role in the next 25 years. On the other hand, we need major and outstanding universities as the incubator for future talents."

In his speech, Mr. Do Thien Anh Tuan insisted that: "Vietnam economy must be owned by its citizens." As per his statistics, if Vietnam successfully persists average growth rate of 7% annually, the country could rise to world's high-income groups in 25 years later. It should be noted, however, that this objective is only attainable as long as Vietnam economy is driven by its domestic forces. These forces not only include SOEs but should incorporate private sector which is expected to take more central roles in the coming period.

"I believe more public entrepreneurs will emerge in our country. They are aspiring leaders who are audacious in thinking and actions and are committed to serve their country and people under the spirit of "Responsibility – Integrity – Conscience".

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