A corner of Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: VNA)
Kuala Lumpur (VNA)
- The Malaysian news service site theinnews.com (INS)
has published an article, titled “Vietnam’s economy to keep growing solidly
with new leaders”, highlighting that despite COVID-19, Vietnam has emerged as a
shining star in Asia.
The article said the country’s political and economic
achievements came from pandemic containment efforts that restrict COVID-19
impact on the economy. It noted the country has also wisely invested heavily in
public healthcare system, which had benefited its people even before COVID-19.
of COVID-19 has allowed the country to outperform all its regional counterparts,”
it said, citing an example that Vietnam’s economy grew 2.9 percent last year
from a year ago, outperforming even China which posted 2.3 percent growth
during the same period according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The article also noted that as ASEAN Chair in 2020, while
developing collective effort against COVID-19 and establishing joint groups
related to public health emergencies, Vietnam undertook major initiatives under
its chairmanship including cooperation on transnational crime, public security
and coordination among the ASEAN law enforcement agencies.
Regarding Vietnam’s transition of leadership, the article
expressed its belief that its new leaders will help develop the nation
It said in the face of a challenging situation in several
countries in the region due to domestic political, economic and social
instability, Vietnam stands out as a place of calm in a storm of uncertainty
with a strong government in place that has managed to keep people employed and
taken care of./.