Scientific Seminar: “Regional security in the new context: Experiences of Spain and the European Union”
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Participants also included Mrs. María Jesús Figa Lospez-Palop, Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam. On HCMA side, there were representative leaders of Department of International Cooperation, Institute of International Relations, Department of Scientific Management and Institute of Political Science.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Thao chaired the reception

Expressing the joy of welcoming Mr. Francisco Aldecoa Luzárraga for the first time to visit and work at the Academy, Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Viet Thao gave brief introduction on the Academy’s formation and development, organizational structure, its position and role in the political system of Vietnam.  As a national center for training and fostering leading cadres, key senior and middle management, political scientists of the Party and the State, and socio-political organizations; also a research and consulting center for providing the basis for Vietnam's policy-making process, the Academy has built and developed a system of open international relations with prestigious centers/organizations around the world, including academic institutions in Spain.

The two sides emphasized their similarities i in functions and tasks  as well as the alikeness  in the process of national construction and development, especially the process of Spanish transition to democracy since 1975 , and the process of renewal and opening  policies of Vietnam  since 1986  or the trend of joining regional organizations to integrate and develop with the role of Spain in the EU and Vietnam in ASEAN.  They spent a lot of time discussing the mechanism, contents and methods of cooperation in the future and academic issues related to: determining the socio-economic development model in accordance with the cultural identity of each country; methods of combining global and national governance, etc.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Thao also respectfully hoped the Spanish Ambassador to Vietnam, Mrs. María Jesús Figa Lospez-Palop, to continue to pay attention, facilitate the connection, consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the Academy and the prestigious Spanish academic partners.

*At the seminar on "Regional security in the new context: experiences of Spain and the European Union", Professor Francisco Aldecoa Luzárraga talked with delegates and speakers on EU’s security and national defense and the participation of Spain; the European Union's fight against terrorism and the prospect of EU-ASEAN cooperation.

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News, photo: Bui Thanh & Manh Thang

Translator: Le Huyen/ Proofreader: Nguyen Thi Viet Nga