Vietnam, France share experience in administrative reforms

09:42 | 18/10/2018 Economy- Society

An international seminar on administrative reforms from the perspective of Vietnam and France was held in Hanoi on October 17, which is a helpful event for Vietnam as a country in the process of strong administrative reforms from central to grassroots levels.

vietnam france share experience in administrative reforms
Civil service is among issues discussed at the seminar - Illustrative image

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Duy Bac, Vice President of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, said that administrative reform is considered as a key content in the renewal of the State apparatus of Vietnam and the Vietnamese Government pays special attention to the issue.

Both the successful and unsuccessful experience of France in administrative reform will be a valuable reference for Vietnam, Bac noted.

French Ambassador to Vietnam, Betrand Lortholary, emphasised that Vietnam and France share many similarities in administrative reform and France wishes to share its experience with Vietnam in the areas of public policy assessment, the application of advanced digitalisation tools in administrative management, and the compilation and the application of the law on territory planning, among others.

At the event, delegates listened to and discussed opinions from Vietnamese and French experts and researchers in the areas of administrative reform and civil service; the subject of administrative reform in Vietnam; administrative reform and information technology, and difficulties and challenges in administrative reform in Vietnam, and others.

The seminar, jointly organised by the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, the French Embassy in Vietnam and the French National School of Administration, is also among the activities to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-France diplomatic ties and the 5th anniversary of the Vietnam-France strategic partnership.

Theo NDO