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Vietnam & Morocco discuss administrative decentralization

Released at: 22:40, 15/11/2017

Vietnam & Morocco discuss administrative decentralization

Photo: Hai Van

Two share experience at Hanoi seminar on November 14.

by Hai Van

The Embassy of Morocco in Vietnam, in cooperation with the School of Law at the National University of Vietnam, held a seminar on “Administrative Decentralization: Sharing Experiences Between Morocco and Vietnam” in Hanoi on November 14.

The seminar was held within the framework of relations between Morocco and Vietnam and within a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the National University of Vietnam - Hanoi and University Mohammed V of Rabat, signed on March 28 this year.

It aimed to contribute to strengthening South-South cooperation and, more specifically, to exchange the experience of Morocco and Vietnam in administrative decentralization and regionalization.

It took the form of a debate about the distribution of power, competencies, and resources of the regions and provinces in Morocco and Vietnam, and the strengthening of cooperation in academic research programs on regionalization and decentralization in both countries.

Speakers from both the National University of Vietnam - Hanoi and from Morocco also explained how models of development proposed for regions can contribute to strengthening decentralization and autonomy.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador of Morocco, H.E. Dr. Azzeddine Farhane, said he believed that the contribution the seminar can make constitutes substantial input to international academic debate about administrative decentralization. 

“The seminar is a proactive exchange of experience between Morocco and Vietnam on empowerment and contribution to the core mission of political, economic and social development in the nations,” he said. “I owe the success of this seminar to the dedicated commitment and keen involvement of eminent professors, particularly who have come all the way from Morocco, as well as the staff of the Moroccan Embassy and the School of Law team’s devotion in the process of preparing the seminar.”

He also expected this to be another milestone in the fruitful cooperation between the Embassy of Morocco and the National University of Vietnam.

The seminar saw the attendance of two members of the UN International Law Commission (ILC) and senior officials, professors, ambassadors, and students.

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