Representatives of Embassy of India to Viet Nam and some ASEAN member States to Viet Nam; scientists from India; delegates from ministries, boards, industries of Viet Nam; delegates from function agencies, institutes, colleges and scientists of Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics; institutes of Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences, as well as other science centers of Viet Nam attended the Conference
In his introductory report of the conference, Prof. PhD. Ta Ngoc Tan confirmed that India and Viet Nam relationship has been standing for long and has been built by leaders of both countries through many periods. Viet Nam and India always highly regard and consent in continuing to deepen strategic partnership and comprehensive cooperation between the two countries based on five main pillars: Politics, Economics, Energy and Defense-Security, Culture-Education, Science, Techniques.
After 20 years, although Viet Nam, ASEAN - India cooperation has been constantly developing, our achievements is still not corresponding with each side’s potent and desire. Prof. PhD. Ta Ngoc Tan hopes that this Conference would be a connection of understanding between sides, promotes development cooperation; contribute to save peace and prosperity for Viet Nam, ASEAN and India as well as the region and the world.
Ms. Preeti Saran, Ambassador of India to Viet Nam stressed that the Conference was held when Viet Nam undertakes the role as coordinating country of India - ASEAN from 2016 - 2018; this is an important period to India. India determined that Viet Nam has been always an important strategic partner in the relation with ASEAN. With the highest priority, Indian government positively and strongly turns Look East Policy into Act East Policy; put ASEAN as central of Act East Policy and main part of India’s Asian Century dream.
In the General Overiew of the first, second Conferences as well as papers at International Scientific Conference “Viet Nam, ASEAN - India: Reality and Prospect”, Assoc. Prof. PhD. Le Van Toan, Director of Centre for Indian Studies presented results from the last two Conferences in Viet Nam - India development cooperation in following aspects: economics, trade, culture, society, education, training, science and technology, and proposed some issues need more discussion. Assoc. PhD. Le Van Toan stressed that 122 papers by more than 130 scholars from outside and inside to this Conference deeply interpreted three main contents:
- General matters, including analyzing and interpreting the actual state of achievements in development cooperation at politics, diplomatic, defense-security between Viet Nam, ASEAN - India recently and confirmed that this is a sustainable strategic partnership.
- Deeply and properly analyzing in Viet Nam, ASEAN - India development cooperation in culture, society, education - training, science and technology.
- Deeply interpreting the reality, potential, prospects, and barriers in Viet Nam, ASEAN - India development cooperation in economics, trade.
The International Scientific Conference “Viet Nam, ASEAN - India: Reality and Prospect” is organized with purpose of analyzing, assessing, clarifying Viet Nam, ASEAN - India cooperation; clarifying achievements, shortcomings, reasons and forecasting prospects in the future. At the same time, they discussed and concurred in solutions and recommendation to promote development cooperation between Viet Nam, ASEAN and India to a new height, contribute to provide scientific foundation for planning diplomatic policies for each side.
The Conference was organized in two days 29 and 30 September 2015. The Conference received 122 papers of 130 scholars from outside and inside. The Conference is divided into 3 sessions: the first session “Viet Nam, ASEAN - India development cooperation: General matters”; the second session “Viet Nam, ASEAN - India development cooperation in culture, society, education, training, science and technology”; the third session “Viet Nam, ASEAN - India in economics, trade”.
After two days of active discussing, the International Conference well succeeded. (CIS)