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PM’s visit for WEF meeting, bilateral sessions in China successful

Friday, 28/06/2024 | 11:34:24 [GMT +7] A  A

At the meeting, the Vietnamese Government leader had open, sincere, and profound discussions with partners and enterprises, showing Việt Nam's reform spirit and strong determination to change the growth model and create an optimal environment for investors.

PM Pham Minh Chinh addresses the plenary session of the WEF’s 15th Annual Meeting of the New Champions took place in Dalian, China, on June 25. (Photo: VNA)
PM Pham Minh Chinh addresses the plenary session of the WEF’s 15th Annual Meeting of the New Champions took place in Dalian, China, on June 25. (Photo: VNA)

The outcomes of Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính's attendance at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Dalian and working trip to China from June 24 - 27 reflect Việt Nam's growing stature in the world and identify a breakthrough for the two countries’ relations.

Positioning Việt Nam in face of next frontiers for growth

The WEF’s 15th Annual Meeting of the New Champions took place in Dalian, China, under the theme “Next Frontiers for Growth”.

Together with Chinese Premier Li Qiang and Polish President Andrzej Duda, PM Chính attended and delivered speeches at sessions of the meeting. He joined WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab in co-chairing a dialogue with executives of major WEF enterprises. He also presided over a discussion with innovative businesses of the forum.

PM Chinh gave opinions about global issues, five outstanding features of the global economy, three main factors affecting the world at present, and three trailblazing areas shaping the world in the future. He also emphasised the successes Việt Nam has gained over the last nearly 40 years, highlighting the keywords of reform, creativity, and integration.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn said that at the meeting, the Vietnamese Government leader had open, sincere, and profound discussions with partners and enterprises, showing Việt Nam's reform spirit and strong determination to change the growth model and create an optimal environment for investors.

His opinions were highly valued by enterprises, which can be seen in their interest in and wish to invest and do business in Việt Nam, especially in new sectors and areas, Sơn noted.

Schwab held that PM Chính and the Vietnamese delegation’s participation received the international community’s special attention because Việt Nam is not only one of the fastest growing economies but also undergoing quick transition amid the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The WEF leader said the international community was greatly impressed by Việt Nam's socio-economic policies, which seek to not only address problems facing the world nowadays but also build an economy with a firm foothold in the 21st century, especially in terms of developing digital economy, green economy, circular economy, knowledge-based economy, and sharing economy.

Infrastructure connectivity identified a breakthrough in Việt Nam - China relations

The PM's trip to China also aimed to continue implementing the strategic perceptions and agreement of the two countries’ leaders.

PM Chính had talks and meetings with Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping, Premier Li Qiang, and Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee Wang Huning.

At the events, the leaders of Việt Nam and China looked back on the progress in bilateral ties since the historic mutual visits by Vietnamese Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng in October 2022 and Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping in December 2023. They shared the view that the two countries’ relations have never been so profound, comprehensive, and substantive like at present.

The two sides agreed to order all-level authorities and sectors of the countries to thoroughly grasp and properly carry out the common agreements and perceptions of the two Party leaders, thereby developing the Vietnam - China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and a community with a shared future that carries strategic significance in a substantive, effective, and sustainable manner.

In addition, PM Chính and Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Guoqing attended and delivered remarks at a conference on the two countries’ cooperation in developing strategic transport infrastructure and the role of their enterprises. The Vietnamese PM also received executives of some leading infrastructure development companies of China.

He expressed his hope for cooperation in infrastructure development and connection, especially transport infrastructure, including railway, to be a breakthrough in bilateral ties.

The trip to participate in the WEF Dalian 2024 meeting and bilateral working sessions in China proved successful and fruitful, helping intensify the Việt Nam - China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership and a community with a shared future that carries strategic significance. 

Source: Vietnam News