VGP – Diplomatic
events aim to disseminate Viet Nam's development achievements and development
orientations at multilateral forums and strengthen ties with countries in the
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and President of the World Economic Forum Borge
Brende in Davos, Switzerland on January 24, 2019.
messages to WEF
Vietnamese PM Nguyen
Xuan Phuc led a delegation to the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos,
Switzerland at the invitation of the founder and Executive Chairman of the World
Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.
The WEF Davos 2019
was the first multilateral forum where Phuc popularized the country’s
socio-economic development and international integration achievements as well as
the Government’s commitments to innovation in order to achieve sustainable and
inclusive development in the context of the 4th industrial
He assured the
international community, especially foreign investors that the Government will
continue efforts to improve business environment to make the country a reliable
destination for foreign investors at his meetings with leaders of several
foreign business giants.
During his stay in
Davos, the Vietnamese PM also attended the Informal Gathering of World Economic
Leaders (IGWEL) under the theme "the World in the Age of Globalization 4.0" and
had a conversation themed “Viet Nam and the World” with WEF President Borge
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (center) attends a plenary session
of the APPF-27 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan who is the Chair of the 26th Asia-Pacific
Parliamentary Forum (Annual Meeting (APPF-26) partook in the APPF-27 in Siem
Reap, Cambodia at the invitation of President of the Cambodian National Assembly
Samdech Heng Samrin.
top legislator stressed that the Ha Noi Declaration adopted at the APPF-26
marked the 25-year development of the forum and opened up a new vision for
parliamentary ties in Asia-Pacific by 2030.
highlights efforts in accelerating trade liberalization, narrowing development
gaps between APPF member countries and promoting the implementation of
international development commitments, especially the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), she added.
However, she said,
the Asia-Pacific region has still maintained its growth pace and served as the
driver of the global economy and the core factor in expanding multi-layer
connectivity and enhancing partnership for the targets of peace, cooperation and
Pursuing the targets
of independence, self-reliance, dialogue and cooperation on the basis of
international law and the United Nations Charter is the basic foundation to
maintain peace, security and development, Ngan emphasized.
* A high-ranking
delegation of the Australian Senate led by President Scott Ryan arrived in Ha Noi
on January 20 evening, beginning an official visit to Viet Nam until January 25.
The Australian guest
highlighted the sound growth of bilateral parliamentary ties based on signed
agreements. He added that both sides have sustained their exchange of all-level
delegations and experience in parliamentary activities, increased mutual
understanding and bilateral cooperation, as well as supported each other at
multilateral parliamentary forums.
parliament has worked closely with Viet Nam’s National Assembly in experience
exchange and capacity building for deputies and particularly female legislators.
He affirmed that
Australia wants to stand side-by-side with Vietnam along its development and to
help the country sustainably maintain its economic growth via human resources
training and policy development programs.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) shakes hands with Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith in
Ha Noi on January 6, 2019 before co-chairing the 41st meeting of the
Viet Nam-Laos Inter-governmental Committee. Photo: VGP
cooperation with ASEAN members
Earlier, PM Nguyen
Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith also co-chaired the 41st
session of the Viet Nam-Laos inter-governmental committee in Ha Noi on January
During all the
meetings, the two sides reached a high consensus on orientations of bilateral
cooperation in 2019 with a focus on the key pillars of politics, external
affairs, defense, and security.
They concurred to
increase experience sharing in building policies on stabilizing the macro
economy and promoting sustainable development, and enhancing connectivity and
supplementation between the two economies, especially in transport and energy.
Besides, the two
nations will coordinate to improve the business and investment environment, and
transport infrastructure connectivity, while creating more favorable conditions
for businesses and striving to expand two-way trade by at least 10% this year.
* Deputy PM, FM Pham
Binh Minh and Thailand’s FM Don Pramudwinai co-chaired the 3rd meeting of the
Viet Nam-Thailand Joint Committee for bilateral cooperation in Thailand on
The meeting served as
a platform to review bilateral cooperation in politics, national
defense-security, economy, trade, investment, transport, energy, agriculture,
education, and regional and international coordination among others, and discuss
ways to spur their ties./.