Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics steps up cooperation with UNDP

The Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics (HCMA) and the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation on September 7.
Delegates at the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Delegates at the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Chairman of the Central Theory Council and Director of HCMA Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang spoke highly of UNDP’s contributions to Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially green and sustainable development, personnel training, and enhancing role of female leaders in Vietnam’s political system.

He expressed the hope that under the MoU, the UNDP will share knowledge and techniques with the academy, thus strengthening its capacity in training activities in order to serve Vietnam’s socio-economic development in the coming time.

UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen affirmed that UNDP will participate in and implement the Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cooperation (CF) between the Government of Vietnam and UNDP for the 2022-2026 period, and the Country Programme for Vietnam for 2022-2026, including important areas such as economic transformation, climate change adaptation, and strengthening resilience to natural disasters.

She thanked the Vietnamese Government and agencies, and the HCMA in particular for their support and cooperation with UNDP, affirming that UNDP is always ready to accompany and support Vietnam in building and implementing socio-economic development strategies and policies, and in training cooperation programmes of the academy.

UNDP Vietnam will continue to promote cooperation with Vietnam for the sustainable development of Vietnam, she stressed.

On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Thang presented the insignia "For the cause of training and fostering political theory" to Wiesen in recognition of her effective support for and cooperation with Vietnam and HCMA during her tenure in the country.