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HN to host World Economic Forum on ASEAN in September

Update: May, 04/2018 - 09:10
The organising committee of the WEF ASEAN held its first meeting in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) 2018 is scheduled to take place in Hà Nội from September 11-13, focusing on entrepreneurship and the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). 

The Prime Minister has set up an organising committee headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn for the event. 

The organising committee held the first meeting in Hà Nội on Thursday to discuss coordination mechanisms between sub-committees, relevant ministries, departments and localities in preparation for the forum. Members also looked at plans to conduct security and logistics work to ensure the event’s success in terms of politics, diplomacy, economics and culture. 

Deputy Foreign Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn, head of the committee, stressed that the forum is one of the country’s most important external activities in 2018, which aims to increase Việt Nam’s position in the world and promote the country among global leading enterprises. He requested sub-committees and members of the organising committee proactively work together to gear up for the event. 

The WEF was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. — VNS

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