Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — As many as 31 sponsors have committed support in kind and cash for APEC Year 2017 hosted by Việt Nam.
Among the sponsors whose names were announced by the APEC Sponsorship Mobilisation Committee at a ceremony in Hà Nội yesterday are Audi Vietnam, Vingroup, Vietnam Airlines, Boeing, military-run telecom group Viettel, Minh Long High-Class Ceramics, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and Sun Group.
They pledged sponsorships valued at VNĐ10 billion (US$440,000) or above each, both in kind and cash.
The remainders are eight major sponsors with commitments between VNĐ5 billion and VNĐ10 billion each, two co-sponsors who pledged between VNĐ3 billion and VNĐ5 billion for the event, and 13 sponsors with sponsor value of below VNĐ3 billion.
Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh, who is also President of the APEC 2017 National Committee, applauded contributions of the sponsors to activities within APEC Year 2017.
Such contributions demonstrated businesses’ confidence in policies of the Party and State, he said.
Through the hosting of APEC 2017, Việt Nam aims to implement its policy of active and proactive international integration, and prove itself as a responsible member of the international community, according to Minh.
Việt Nam has also taken this occasion to promote its image as a dynamic country which is developing robustly, and its enterprises during international integration.
Bùi Thanh Sơn, Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the APEC 2017 Secretariat, said from December 2016 until now, Việt Nam organised six Ministerial Meetings and six Senior Officials’ Meetings in eight cities and provinces, with the participation of 10,000 domestic and foreign delegates.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will take place in Đà Nẵng from November 6 to 11. The event will bring together around 10,000 delegates from 21 APEC member economies.
Established in 1989, APEC comprises Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, the US, and Việt Nam. — VNS