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Viet Nam, OECD to promote co-operation for inclusive growth

Update: November, 23/2015 - 16:04

Head of OECD Southeast Asia Division, Alessandro Goglio, said that Viet Nam was one of the OECD's priority partners in the Southeast Asia region. — VNA/VNS Photo An Dang

HA NOI— Viet Nam is willing to promote co-operation, share experiences and consult policies in many fields with the OECD to reach targets of sustainable and inclusive growth.

This was the opinion of Vũ Quang Minh, Head of Foreign Ministry's Economic Department, who spoke in a roundtable titled New Perspective for Viet Nam-OECD Co-operation Toward Inclusive Growth co-held by the Viet Nam's Foreign Ministry and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development (OECD) here yesterday.

"The potential for co-operation between Viet Nam and the OECD is very big, especially as the country steps into the new stage of development and in-depth international integration," affirmed Minh.

Speaking in the meeting, Minh said Viet Nam-OECD co-operation during recent years have reached achievement in many fields.

Since joining the OECD's development centre in 2008, Viet Nam has become an active member of the OECD's development council.

The country in co-ordination with the organisation has fulfilled evaluations on policies of agriculture, science and technology, and investment.

The country has also actively responded to the OECD Southeast Asian Regional Programme, which started in 2014.

"Viet Nam is ready to closely co-ordinate with the OECD to effectively and practically carry out the OECD Southeast Asian Regional Programme," said Minh.

"Viet Nam wants the OECD to further support the economic reform process as well as to improve the capacity of international integration through bilateral, three-side and regional co-operation framework," he added.

Meanwhile, head of OECD Southeast Asia Division, Alessandro Goglio, told the meeting that Southeast Asia was one of the most active development regions and is playing a more important role in the world.

He hailed Viet Nam's achievements of industrialisation and modernisation, high economic growth rate, and hunger eradication and poverty reduction.

"Viet Nam needs to further develop the infrastructure facilities, reform the State-owned enterprises, improve the investment environment, fulfill labour and social policies with an aim to increase productivity and reach the inclusive growth target," said Goglio.

He stressed that Viet Nam was one of the OECD's priority partners in the Southeast Asia region.

"OECD is ready to promote co-operation with Viet Nam in the new stage of development and international integration, and especially support Viet Nam to implement the socio-economic development plan for the period of 2016 to 2020 as well as improve the capacity of in-depth international integration," he told the meeting.

In yesterday's roundtable, the two sides reviewed the co-operation between Viet Nam and OECD in the period of 2012 to 2015 and the co-operation perspective for 2016 to 2020 period.

The participants discussed possibilities of using the human resources of the OECD Southeast Asian Regional Programme for promoting the bilateral co-operation to reach targets of sustainable and inclusive growth of the 2016 to 2020 period.

In the meeting, the officials of the ministries of Planning and Investment, and Finance discussed with the participants the opportunities and challenges of Viet Nam for inclusive growth and potential of collaboration with OECD in finance and investment. — VNS

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