Country Strategy Dialogue on Việt Nam a success: WEF President

October, 30/2021 - 14:25

The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Country Strategy Dialogue on Việt Nam, which was held both in-person and via videoconference on October 29, was a success, according to WEF President Borge Brende.

 

GENEVA — The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Country Strategy Dialogue on Việt Nam, which was held both in-person and via videoconference on October 29, was a success, according to WEF President Borge Brende.

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on October 29 co-chaired the WEF’s Country Strategic Dialogue on Việt Nam 2021 for the first time via videoconference at the invitation of WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab.

Themed “Public Private Partnership - The Key Driver for Comprehensive Recovery and Sustainable, Resilient and Innovative Growth”, the dialogue saw the participation of WEF President Borge Brende, ministers and leaders of Vietnamese agencies along with 70 global and regional leaders of the world’s leading groups and businesses

In an interview granted to Geneva-based Vietnam News Agency correspondents, Brende said the Vietnamese Prime Minister’s message on the country’s development plans and targets received positive response from the business community.

The WEF president said he had received messages from many CEOs saying they were impressed by the Vietnamese Government leader’s remarks and answers to questions raised at the event. He added that it showed the great interest of the business community in the dialogue.

Brende said Việt Nam had been an important country for the WEF, and the cooperative ties between the WEF and the country had been developing well, particularly after the WEF-ASEAN 2018 hosted by Việt Nam which was described as a great success. He said it was the reason why the WEF invited Việt Nam to co-chair the important dialogue this time.           

According to him, the WEF held in high regard Việt Nam’s short- and long-term policies and efforts in responding to and safely adapting to the pandemic while implementing farther targets and visions towards the goal of catching up with high-income developed countries by 2045.               

Việt Nam has taken measures for safe and flexible adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic, implemented a vaccine strategy, and has entered a period of economic and production recovery with the pandemic being contained, the WEF president said. According to him, the country’s long-term policies reiterated the Government’s aspirations, vision and efforts for development.

He further said Việt Nam was considered a dynamic economy and a hub in the regional and global value chain. The country had demonstrated its commitment to renewal and reform through policies to promote new growth driving forces such as green economy, smart solutions and renewable energy.           

President Brende noted that the WEF had always paid attention to the public-private partnership (PPP), which is considered an important driver of comprehensive recovery and sustainable, inclusive and innovative growth.

The WEF would continue to accompany Việt Nam in promoting PPP and organize regular cooperation programmes and annual activities in Davos, he affirmed. — VNA/VNS

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