Remarks by Governor Michael Dukakis honoring PM Nguyen Tan Dung in the Global Cybersecurity Day

(BGF) – Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung was given the World Leader in Peace, Security and Development award for his “exemplary leadership and contribution to the peace, security and development in Vietnam and Asia” in the Global Cybersecurity Day event which was held on December 12 at Harvard Faculty Club.

Watch the full remarks of Governor Michael Dukakis, co-founder and chairman of Boston Global Forum, in honoring PM Dung’s achievements here:

Below is the transcript of his remarks:

I am pleased to announce our other recipient of this year’s World Leader in Peace, Security, and Development Award—Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam.

Prime Minister Dung has been an exemplary leader, not only for Vietnam but for the region. He built close ties to Myanmar’s leaders and was instrumental in persuading them to adopt political reform. He has pressed ASEAN member states to increase their economic and cultural ties. He has been a powerful voice for the rule of law and mutual respect as the standards for resolving disputes in the South China Sea. He is one of Asia’s strongest proponents of cyber openness and security.

In Vietnam, he led Vietnam’s economic recovery effort, putting his country on the path to sustainable and rapid economic growth. He has forged major trade agreements with countries in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. He has spearheaded Vietnam’s effort at political and government reform, prompting World Business Magazine to name him one of Asia’s top reform leaders.

Prime Minister Dung is a transformational leader who has brought positive change to Vietnam and Asia.

The Boston Global Forum is honored to present him this award and, in doing so, to acknowledge his contribution, and that of the Vietnamese people, to advancing the cause of peace, security, and development.

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