WEF President Borge Brende (first, left), WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab (centre), and PM Pham Minh Chinh co-chair the dialogue on October 29 (Photo: VNA)
– The World
Economic Forum (WEF)’s Country Strategy Dialogue on Vietnam, held on late October
29, came to a success, demonstrating the WEF and global enterprises’ attention to
and trust in the Vietnamese economy, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nguyen Minh Vu has said.
In an interview granted to the press,
Vu elaborated that the WEF’s first-ever
Country Strategy Dialogue on Vietnam gathered WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, President of the forum Borge
Brende, and nearly 70 leading enterprises and investors who have
invested or are planning to invest in the country.
Leading enterprises in the region and
the world highlighted the prospect of and their trust in the investment and
business climate in Vietnam. They also straightforwardly pointed out the
difficulties and problems facing them while operating here and put forth proposals to help the country quickly recover its economy and realise
long-term targets, Vu said.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh
repeated to businesses his message of “harmonising interests, sharing
risks” and “win-win cooperation” between the Government and the business
community in the current context.
Particularly, he underlined the
Vietnamese Government’s commitment and resolve to make reforms, transform the
economy, and create new opportunities for the sustainable, inclusive, and innovative
development of the Vietnamese economy and domestic and foreign enterprises.
Besides, the open and straightforward dialogue
reflected enterprises and investors’ trust in the Vietnamese economy, as well
as the business and investment prospect here. It also showed their trust in the
Government’s unceasing efforts to reform and improve the business environment
so as to promote the public - private partnership between international
enterprises and the Vietnamese Government and people, Vu noted.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu (Photo: VNA)
He expressed his belief that this
trust will lead to new investment and investment expansion decisions in mutually
beneficial areas in the country.
including the WEF leaders and major groups, spoke highly of the Government’s resolution which identified the right direction of shifting to the production
and business recovery period with the pandemic under control, enabling them to
restore normal operations.
They held that the recent difficulties
they have faced in Vietnam just lasted for a short period of time while the country’s
prospect and advantages are still outstanding. Vietnam has a critically
important geo-economic position in a dynamic economic region, it is an economy
with a large market of nearly 100 million people and also part of the network
of regional and global free trade agreements, and it also boasts numerous
advantages for attracting and keeping foreign investors, according to the Deputy
He cited the WEF and business leaders
as saying that the difficulties and challenges are common, but the Vietnamese
Government has displayed an open-minded attitude and readiness to accompany
enterprises in tackling difficulties and challenges, thereby helping enhance
The international business community
made highly positive assessment of Vietnam’s economic outlook, which will open
up a number of new chances for cooperation between the country and foreign
enterprises in the time ahead, the official added./.