Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends executive leadership programme

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Vietnam Executive Leadership Programme (VELP) at Harvard University in the US city of Boston, Massachusetts on August 26-30. 
At the event, Phuc informed participants of the challenges confronting Vietnam and explained the present priorities of its socio-economic development policy. 
Delegates talked openly about how Vietnam is positioned in the current regional and global context as they considered the trend of worldwide economic connectivity. 
They spoke about the tasks Vietnam must undertake to restructure its economy and debated how the country can learn from the development experiences of the US and other major economies. 
They also suggested effective policies for Vietnam to adopt. 
The debate also revolved around global trade, domestic reforms, the need for a new growth model, institution overhaul, economic progression and social goals. 
Initiated in 2008, VELP – a high-level policymaking exchange forum – was co-hosted by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry, the United Nations Development Programme and Harvard University this year . 
During his time in Boston, Phuc and his entourage also learned about the state’s governance model and toured Omni Parker House, where President Ho Chi Minh lived and worked from 1911-1913.-VNA