Scholars, artists praised as talents of the nation

At the meeting, intellectuals and artists expressed their joy at the tremendous achievements the country has recorded over the past year in multiple fields, and its increasingly enhanced status. They showed their thanks to the Party and State for their due attention and support given to them while proposing a score of measures to further develop science, technology, and arts in particular. In his speech, at the Lunar New Year get-together in Hanoi on February 7, the Party leader reviewed the country’s outstanding achievements during the past year in the context of facing numerous difficulties and challenges. 2017 was the first year Vietnam fulfilled and surpassed all 13 set targets for socio-economic development plan. GDP growth was high when compared to other countries in the region and in the world in tandem with strengthened defense security and maintained national sovereignty. In addition, Party building and rectification, fight against corruption, wastage and negative phenomena continue to be intensified. The successful hosting the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central city of Danang helped further promote the relationship between Vietnam and other countries in the wider world, thus elevating the country’s stature in the international arena, Trong said. “Vietnamese scientists are facing an uphill task to stay abreast of the rapid developments of science and technology. The 4th revolution of science and technology is creating a major change. This requires huge responsibility from scientists, but it is also an honor for them. I hope that scientists, intellectuals, and artists will have new… [Read full story]


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