Opening Ceremony for 2nd Master training course - joint program between PPA of Vietnam and University of Maryland, USA
Overview of the Ceremony

Attending the Opening Ceremony were Senior Lieutenant General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Public Security; Major General, Dr. Nguyen Quang Chu, Deputy Director General of the Political General Department - MPS; Major General, Dr. Bui Minh Giam, Director of Training Department - MPS; Representatives of Foreign Relations Department and functional units of the Ministry of Public Security; the leaders of the Executive Office of Project 165 of Central Organizing Committee.


Senior Lieutenant General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister 

of Public Securitypraised the results of the 1st training course

As for the United States of America were Mr. Ted Osius, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Vietnam; Dr. Mengxue Li, Assistant Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Office of International and Executive Programs, University of Maryland, USA. As for the PPA were Lieutenant General, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem, President of the Academy, the members of the Directorate, leader of the units and all 30 students of the 2nd course.


Mr. Ted Osius, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of

 the United States of America to Vietnam spoke at the Ceremony

Promoting the results of the 1st course (2011 - 2013), the PPA and the University of Maryland continued to organize the enrollment and prepare the necessary conditions for the 2nd training course. One of the new points of the 2nd one was the diversity of participants; students of the course were officers from the forces of Public Security, Defense, Court and Procuracy. This would be favorable condition for the students to exchange, research and approach the different directions of thought.


Speaking at the Ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bui Van Nam, Deputy Minister of Public Security appreciated the efforts of the PPA in developing the joint training programs, providing the learning opportunities, scientific research and learning methods of the prestigious training institutions worldwide for the students. He also acknowledged the active contribution of the officers, lecturers of the University of Maryland to the coordinative process with the PPA to ensure the success of the 1st course.

 

At the same time, Deputy Minister Bui Van Nam emphasized that the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd course was the practical activity to celebrate 20 years of diplomatic relation between Vietnam and United States of America (1995-2015). The Vice Minister of Public Security proposed the PPA in collaboration with the functional Agencies of the Ministry of Public Security, Steering Committee of Project 165 and the University of Maryland to continue to organize the 2nd training course to get the highest quality and efficiency.


Mr Mengxue Li believed that the joint program would create the basis

 for the next cooperation in the coming time

Mr. Mengxue Li, Assistant Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Director of Office of International and Executive Programs, University of Maryland, USA committed that the officers and lecturers of Office of International and Executive Programs would create all possible conditions to ensure the success of the 2nd cooperation program with PPA and the next one in the future.


Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem hoped that the cooperation 

between the two training institutions would continue to develop

Speaking at the Ceremony, Lieutenant General, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Yem thanked the attention and direction of the Leaders of the Ministry of Public Security, Leaders of Central Party Organizing Committee, the authorities for the support to implement the courses. He also required the students to study hard; research positively, proactively, innovatively to ensure the best results; execute the regulations on training and management of the two training institutions; promote the dynamism and creativity in practical activities, social activities and cultural exchanges during the training process in Vietnam and in the United States of America.

Written by Quang Do

Translated by Cong Phuong

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