|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc meets the foreign media on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|Viet Nam News
DAVOS — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has affirmed that Việt Nam always welcomes international media to the country to cover its development and global integration.
Meeting the foreign media on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017 in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday (local time), the PM spoke on the Vietnamese government’s determination to build a transparent and constructive cabinet in service of the people and businesses.
Asked about Việt Nam’s policies on investment attraction and ties with important partners, Phúc said Việt Nam boasted a vibrant economy with an annual growth of 6 percent-plus over the past nearly three decades. The country is considered an attractive destination for foreign investors, having attracted total committed capital of more than US$300 billion in over 22,000 foreign-invested projects.
The PM reiterated that Việt Nam always endeavoured to develop an open and transparent business environment, making it easier for foreign enterprises to do business in the country, adding that Việt Nam attached importance to social welfare in tandem with economic growth, social progress and justice and environment protection.
He also highlighted Việt Nam’s advantages including a 55-million workforce and 60 per cent of the population aged below 35.
On the occasion, he invited the international media to cover activities of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Year hosted by Việt Nam this year in Đà Nẵng City, contributing to popularising Việt Nam and its people to the world. — VNS