Vietnamese and foreign researchers presented reports on Vietnam’s development and integration at an international symposium in the southern province of Binh Duong on April 25.

At the symposium.

They also exchanged views on new approaches to Vietnam wars (1954-1975) as well as the country’s nation-building and safeguarding cause and its reform and international integration after 40 years of the country’s reunification.

In his speech, Professor Carlyle A. Thayer, from the University of New South Wales, said that Vietnam has succeeded in using diplomatic policies to safeguard its independence and sovereignty, develop the country and integrate into the international community.

To grow further, Professor Tsuboi Yoshiharu from Japan’s Waseda University suggested Vietnam focus on four main points, namely national reconciliation, young labour recruitment, reform of the political and economic systems and future vision.

Regarding the future vision, the professor stated that Vietnam should design a vision in the next 50 years towards becoming a nation holding great significance to ASEAN and an important position in the world.

Experts said that the nation-building and development process should be in line with the safeguarding of sovereignty over the country’s land, sea and islands.

They also suggested Vietnam have a more comprehensive point of view on challenges of globalisation to design appropriate measures.

Source: VNA