World Economic Forum leader hails Vietnam’s development potential
  • | VNA | November 28, 2014 10:05 PM
With huge development potential, Vietnam has drawn due attention of foreign investors, said Managing Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler.

Philipp Rosler made his remarks during a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi on November 28.

Dung spoke highly of Philipp Rosler’s back to visit Vietnam and attend the workshop “The role of businesses on enhancing national competitiveness in international integration” jointly held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the WEF.

He praised the effective cooperation between Vietnam and the WEF and proposed that WEF closely coordinate with Vietnam to assess national competitiveness annually, is indicated by the term institutional weaknesses, causes and direction, the solution to fix and enhance national competitiveness of Vietnam.

The PM said that a senior Vietnamese Government delegation will take part in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January 2015 at WEF President Klaus Schwab’s invitation.

He urged the WEF to assist Vietnam in organizing events involving foreign politicians and representatives from the world’s leading businesses, with a view to introducing economic situation, prospects and development orientations of Vietnam and the ASEAN Community. Vietnam will effectively collaborate with other partners to make the coming WEF Davos a success, Dung committed.

For his part, WEF Managing Director Philipp Rosler highlighted Vietnam’s enormous potential for future development, especially when the ASEAN Community takes shape at the end of 2015.

He praised Vietnam’s pioneering role in forming and building of an ASEAN Community, is the centre of attention of investors, global business. Therefore, the ideas, views and information about Vietnam and ASEAN, the message of Vietnam’s leaders are being international business community concerned.

With that sense, this time in Davos, WEF will focus on organizing major events on Vietnam, in which “Vietnam Night” is expected to catch attention of politicians and businesses around the world, Philipp Rosler noted.

Regarding national competitiveness, Philipp Rosler said WEF will coordinate and support Vietnam in the evaluation and enhancement competitiveness of their country. He affirmed that the WEF is willing to help and join economic forums and other events hosted by Vietnam and other ASEAN member countries in the coming years.

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