Vietnam shares growth experience at WEF

January 27, 2014 | 10:28
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Deputy PM and FM Pham Binh Minh attended various sessions at the 44th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on January 23-24, sharing Viet Nam’s development experience and business opportunities.

As a speaker at the session “Reshaping ASEAN: conference for East Asia growth”, Minh underscored ASEAN’s nucleus role in regional economic connectivity. He also put forward ideas to build the bloc’s internal strength and roadmaps for its connectivity and linkage after the ASEAN Community is formed in 2015 as well as to ensure an environment conducive to connectivity and integration.

At the session “Setting the global agenda for agriculture transformation”, Minh talked about how Vietnam sustainably develops its farming, reiterating Vietnam’s commitment to ensuring global food security and facilitating businesses’ involvement during the process via the public-private partnership (PPP).

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, for his part, shared Viet Nam’s experience in realizing the initiative “New Vision for Agriculture” via PPP model since 2009.

In his speech at a session on the central role of health care in society, business and economy, the Deputy PM highlighted health care development policies and challenges facing developing countries in this field.

Vietnamese representatives also shared their feedback with world economic leaders at a session to set requirements for 2014 in the reshaping of the world economy.

On the fringe of the forum, Deputy PM and FM Minh also held bilateral meetings with Swiss Vice President and Minister of Economy Schneider Ammann, High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton, US trade representative, Ambassador Michael B.G. Froman and British Prince Andrew, among others.

Themed "Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business”, the 22-25 January forum has drawn over 2,500 participants from almost 100 countries, including more than 1,500 business leaders and over 40 heads of state or government.

More than 250 sessions and workshops have been held in the framework of the event, discussing issues such as natural growth, global financial outlook, new energy, ocean economies, health and climate change.


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