Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has been named a recipient of the World Leader for Peace, Security and Development Award by US think tank Boston Global Forum.
He will receive the award, given to "individuals whose outstanding contributions have contributed to peace and security, within their country and abroad," along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be conferred The World Leader in Cybersecurity Award, which is granted to individuals whose outstanding contributions have contributed to the advancement of cybersecurity.
The recipients are chosen by a committee of scholars and public officials, which is guided by nominations from political, media, academic, and civic leaders.
The Boston Global Forum will formally announce the awards at its Global Cybersecurity Day, which will be held tomorrow at the Harvard University Faculty Club.
The forum was founded in 2012 by Michael Dukakis, a former US presidential candidate, Massachusetts governor and Harvard University professor; John Quelch; Thomas Patterson; and Vietnam’s own Nguyen Anh Tuan, former editor-in-chief of news website Vietnamnet. Tuan now serves as CEO and chief editor of the forum.