Vietnamese delegation attains important outcomes at WEF Davos 2017

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:58:46 AM GMT + 7    Print   Email   Share:

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and  the Vietnamese delegation attained important and practical outcomes at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland (WEF Davos 2017), said a senior official.
Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son made the remarks during an interview granted to the media after PM Phuc’s tour of Switzerland to take part in the event from January 17-21.
In reply to a question on Viet Nam’s outstanding achievements at WEF, Deputy FM Son said that this was the first time after seven years Viet Nam's PM attended the WEF Davos.
At the meeting, the PM highlighted Viet Nam’s determination to promote comprehensive national reform, economic restructuring and growth model transformation by 2020.
The Government leader affirmed Viet Nam’s commitment to building a constructive and action-minded government as well as its efforts to improve the business and investment climate, foster startups, renovation and creativeness, contributing to raising the country’s position and image at the meeting. 
The PM met with leaders from countries like Switzerland, the Netherland and Austria and representatives from the World Bank, the World Trade Organization, the Asian Development Bank and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development to deepen relations with the countries and organizations. 
The Government chief met and joined dialogues with representatives of about 40 out of 500 largest economic groups in the world, like Microsoft, Facebook, Alphabet (Google), Qualcom, Standard Chartered, Prudential, Alibaba, Mitsubishi, UPS, and Swiss Re, during which he called on them to expand their investment in Viet Nam.
Accompanying Vietnamese ministers actively joined sessions and had meeting with businesses to enhance links in agriculture and industry-manufacturing. 
The WEF and Viet Nam signed a cooperation agreement, in which the WEF will assist Viet Nam in sustainable economic development through policy consultation on economic restructuring, competitiveness improvement, and hi-tech agriculture development.  
Vietnam is the first country that the WEF has signed a cooperation agreement under the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) form to help the country access and take advantage of resources and knowledge of the WEF and its members. 
Through WEF Davos 2017, Viet Nam promoted its position and role as the host of APEC Year 2017 by inviting leaders of many world leading economic groups and international organizations to attend this event. 
The PM’s attendance in activities to celebrate the 50th founding anniversary of ASEAN during the meeting contributed to highlighting Viet Nam’s responsible contributions to the formation of the ASEAN Community. 
The Deputy FM affirmed that Viet Nam’s presence at WEF DAVOS 2017 showed efforts made by the country’s diplomatic sector to seek opportunities to boost connection and promote Viet Nam’s image to world-leading companies, thus attracting more high-quality resources for the country.
  • By : Huong Giang/Online Newspaper of the Government


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