Deputy Prime Miniser Trịnh Đình Dũng meets with Malaysian PM Najib Razak in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.— Photo VGP
KUA LUMPUR — Deputy Prime Miniser Trịnh Đình Dũng held bilateral talks with Malaysian PM Najib Razak, World Economic Forum (WEF) Managing Director Philipp Roesler, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Vice President Stephen Groff in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
At the meeting with the Malaysian Prime Minister on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Dũng lauded developments between the two nations, especially after they established strategic partnership relation in August 2015.
Dũng expects the two nations’ functional agencies will work closely to launch specific programmes to deepen their relations and to realise agreements reached by the two nations’ leaders. He suggested Malaysia co-operate with Việt Nam in the labour sector and facilitate Vietnamese citizens’ lives in Malaysia.
He proposed co-operating and advocating for each other at multilateral forums. He thanked Malaysia for supporting Việt Nam’s candidacy as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in the 2020-2021 period.
The Malaysian prime minister said he will encourage Malaysian investors to pour more investment money into Việt Nam.
At a meeting with WEF Managing Director Philipp Roesler on the same day, Deputy Prime Minister Dũng thanked WEF leaders for their support and assistance in accelerating Việt Nam’s initiatives to organise the WEF Conference on the Mekong Region in Việt Nam.
It is the first time the nations along the Mekong River will co-operate with WEF to hold a regional conference, creating opportunities and prospects for further co-operation.
He suggested WEF consider the possibility of organising a WEF-ASEAN Conference in Việt Nam by 2018.
Philipp Roesler expressed hope that Việt Nam will actively join new initiatives of WEF so it can become a connection between the global business community and Việt Nam.
At the reception, ADB Vice President Stephen Groff and Deputy Prime Minister Dũng affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always ensures the effective use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for national socio-economic development.
He proposed ADB continue its ODA provision in the coming years, to help Việt Nam realise its economic restructuring, industrialisation and modernisation goals.
Besides infrastructure development projects, the Deputy PM asked ADB to support Việt Nam to promote Public-Private-Partnership model, climate change adaptation, economic restructuring, environmental protection and social welfare projects.
ADB is completing a national strategy in Việt Nam, focusing on technical assistance and human resources, said Stephen Groff, adding that ADB expects to increase capital commitments for Việt Nam in the future.— VNS