VN lauded at WEF 2009

VN lauded at WEF 2009 04/02/2009 01:47:00 429

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Deputy PM Nguyễn Thiện Nhân yesterday sat for a private meeting for top leaders of the world economy, so as to wrap up the working program of the Vietnamese delegation at the 39th World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos. 


At the five-day WEF meeting, Việt Nam , with the growth rate of 6.3% and the FDI attraction of US $60 billion in 2008, was praised as an attractive destination for investors.


Leaders of many world leading corporations highly spoke of the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to curb inflation. Showing their confidence in Việt Nam ’s economic prospect, they pledged to continue investment and business activities in Việt Nam .


From January 28 to 31, the Vietnamese delegation headed by Deputy PM Nguyễn Thiện Nhân took part in eight meeting sessions, 14 bilateral activities and a dialogue with enterprises who are interested in Việt Nam .


Deputy PM Nhân attended the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL); presided over the debate under the theme “Labor force – Solutions for Employment Challenges”; and gave an address at the session on education. He also had separate meetings with the Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Swiss Vice President-Chief of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs Doris Leuthard, Australian Deputy PM Julia Gillard, WEF Managing Director Borge Brende and leaders from nine economic groups and universities, namely Prudential, Intel, Sicpa, Vina Capital, ManPower, Caden Corporation, Standard & Chatered Bank, Havard, and MIT.


Through his meetings and speeches, Deputy PM Nhân underlined Việt Nam ’s socio-economic achievements in 2008 and the Vietnamese Government’s determination to speed up administrative reforms and anti-corruption in order to create a favorable and transparent business environment. He also confirmed that Việt Nam will spare no effort to fulfill its WTO commitments.