National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien
hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 28 for Secretary-General of the
Asian Productivity Organisation (APO) Achmad Kurnia Prawira Mochtan.
National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien (R) and APO Secretary
General Achmad Kurnia Prawira Mochtan (Photo: daibieunhandan)
Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung
Quoc Hien hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 28 for Secretary-General
of the Asian
Productivity Organisation (APO) Achmad
Kurnia Prawira Mochtan.
Hien expressed his belief that with the guest’s
professional expertise and working experience at the ASEAN Secretariat, the
APO will make practical and effective contributions to improving
productivity in the Asia-Pacific.
According to the NA Vice Chairman, APO is the only
organisation in the Asia-Pacific to conduct activities in economies to
improve productivity and promote the sustainable development of the region
as well as ties between APO and Vietnam since the country joined the
organisation in 1996.
APO’s projects in Vietnam have made positive
contributions to improving Vietnam’s productivity and innovation, thus
propelling its economic growth, he said.
As Vietnam will assume the role of a non-permanent
member of the United Nations Security Council and ASEAN Chair while the
Vietnamese National Assembly will hold the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary
Assembly (AIPA) chairmanship next year, Hien affirmed that the Vietnamese
legislature stays ready to work with international organisations and AIPA
member parliaments to successfully hold activities within the framework of
the AIPA Chair Year 2020.
He urged the APO to work closely with the Vietnamese
Ministry of Science and Technology to contribute to the success of ASEAN
Expressing thanks to the Vietnamese NA for its
support of APO, AKP Mochtan said Vietnam has harmoniously implemented
socio-economic policies, with a focus on improving productivity,
science-technology development, and innovation promotion.
He affirmed that APO will send capable experts to
Vietnam to help with improving productivity and quality, including building
a comprehensive plan on productivity to look towards innovation-based