Vietnam, France Boost Process of Public Service Reform and Transformation
President of the Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics (HCMA) and Chairman of the Central Theory Council Nguyen Xuan Thang recently hosted a reception for French Minister of Public Transformation and Service Stanislas Guérini, VNA reported.
Thang told the guest that the HCMA wishes to step up cooperation and share experience with French partners in personnel training and scientific research.
He suggested the French ministry and partners continue assisting Vietnam in refining its institutional framework and administrative reform toward a modern public administration.
|At the talks between the President of the Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Chairman of the Central Theory Council Nguyen Xuan Thang, and French Minister of Public Transformation and Service Stanislas Guérini. Source: Ambassade de France au Vietnam/FB
For his part, Minister Stanislas Guerini said that French partners and the HCMA have had a long history of cooperation for many years and are constantly being strengthened.
The minister agreed with the statements and proposals for cooperation of HCMA President Nguyen Xuan Thang and said that the quality of officials in administrative agencies is a very important factor for building a strong administrative system.
Minister Stanislas Guerini affirmed that the HCMA signing a trilateral cooperation memorandum with the National Institute of Public Service (INSP) and the General Directorate for the Administration and Civil Service of France will contribute to improving training cooperation, scientific research between the two sides as well as promoting the process of reform and transformation of the two countries' administrative systems towards modernity to meet the requirements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Later, both host and guest also witnessed the signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the HCMA, the INSP, and the General Directorate for the Administration and Civil Service of France.
|The signing of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the HCMA, the National Institute of Public Service, and the General Directorate for the Administration and Civil Service of France. Source: Ambassade de France au Vietnam/FB
In the afternoon of the same day, the Vietnamese Minister of Home Affairs (MoHA) Pham Thi Thanh Tra held talks with the French minister in Hanoi.
Both sides agreed on coordination in various areas, incorporating them into the cooperation plan between the two ministries. Activities include the exchange of experience, workshops, seminars in Vietnam or France, and relevant countries within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) network, ASEAN mechanisms, focusing on public governance, administrative and public service reform, and civil service improvement.
Special attention was given to training and nurturing young and female officials for local authorities in Vietnam at France’s Normandie Business School and the INSP, a project currently undertaken by the MoHA.
They promised to bolster cooperation in digital transformation, e-government, and digital archives. Ongoing efforts include strengthening support and expert exchanges in public service, administrative, and salary reform, aiming for a modern, professional, green, and sustainable public service.
On December 1, Guérini met Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai during which he affirmed France will step up cooperation with Vietnam in ensuring public service transparency and anti-corruption works.
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