Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called for meticulous preparations for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN), which will take place in Hà Nội on September 11-13. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called for meticulous preparations for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN), which will take place in Hà Nội on September 11-13.
Hosting a Government meeting on August 22, PM Phúc told all sub-committees to use the experiences gained through the organisation of APEC 2017, the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS-6) Summit and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Việt Nam Development Triangle Summit to prepare for WEF ASEAN.
The Government leader stressed that improving Việt Nam’s business climate should be manifested through the preparation to connect WEF investors with Vietnamese firms.
He asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, in collaboration with the Hà Nội People’s Committee, to popularise Việt Nam’s image and position as well as provide support for international reporters to cover the event.
Alongside breakthrough initiatives, the careful preparation of content is crucial for the success of the event, he said, asking ministries and branches to do their utmost to prove Việt Nam’s ability as a forum co-host.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’s report, Việt Nam and the WEF have agreed on the main content of the forum. The event will be themed ‘ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution’.
The agenda has been built with 60 sessions, many of which will be broadcast on the WEF website, as well as global news agencies.
This is one of Việt Nam’s biggest foreign policy events this year, attracting more than 1,000 domestic and international delegates. The presidents and prime ministers of eight countries have confirmed their attendance at the event.
The forum will see the participation of 50 ministerial-level representatives, 800 heads of regional- and world-leading corporations, as well as some 120 reporters from world and regional media outlets.
The WEF was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum engages the political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.
Founded in 1967, the ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Việt Nam. — VNS