Deputy PM continues activities in WEF Meeting

As a keynote speaker during a discussion session on ASEAN strategic prospects on January 24 morning, Deputy PM Hue said major political and economic changes in the region and the world along with technological advances have been and will continue to impact ASEAN and its members in many ways. Therefore, ASEAN needs to continue upholding its central role in regional cooperation mechanisms, implement the plan to build the ASEAN Economic Community and the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity while pushing forward with practical cooperation in science-technology, digital infrastructure, e-commerce, education-training, facilitation of skilled workers’ movement and tapping economic deals with partners in and outside the region. Vietnam pledges to continue working with ASEAN member nations and partners in the above-said fields, making responsible contributions to promoting dialogues, solidarity, unity and strengthening ASEAN’s central role, he stated. The day before, in his opening speech at the ASEAN night banquet on January 23, Deputy PM Hue underscored the need to improve training-education and fuel innovation to catch up with the industrial revolution 4.0, which is pushing labour restructuring and movement through extensive automation. He said as host of the APEC Year 2017, Vietnam and regional members adopted a number of initiatives, vision and strategic orientations towards inclusive development, regional economic connectivity, cross-border e-commerce facilitation and human resources improvement in digital era. In 2017, the Vietnamese economy recorded the highest growth in a decade with improved competitiveness and business climate, marching towards prosperity and inclusive development together with ASEAN community, he said. On… [Read full story]

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