WEF President: WEF's Country Strategic Dialogue on Vietnam a success

October 30, 2021 | 18:00
The World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Country Strategic Dialogue on Vietnam, which was held in both in-person and videoconference on October 29, was a success, according to WEF President Borge Brende.
WEF President: WEF's Country Strategic Dialogue on Vietnam a success
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chairs the WEF Country Strategy Dialogue on Vietnam 2021 from Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

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

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on October 29 co-chaired the WEF’s Country Strategic Dialogue on Vietnam 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 has 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 Vietnam has been an important country for the WEF, and the cooperative ties between the WEF and the country have been developing well, particularly after the WEF-ASEAN 2018 hosted by Vietnam which was described as a great success. He said it was the reason why the WEF invited Vietnam to co-chair the important dialogue this time.

According to him, the WEF held in high regard Vietnam’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.

Vietnam 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 Vietnam is considered a dynamic economy and a hub in the regional and global value chain. The country has 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 has 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 will continue to accompany Vietnam in promoting PPP and organize regular cooperation programmes and annual activities in Davos, he affirmed.

VNA

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