OECD supports VN to host WEF on ASEAN in September
22:10 | 09/06/2018
VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc highly valued the support of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for Viet Nam to advance socio-economic development and host the APEC forum in 2017.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and OECD General-Secretary Angel Gurría in Québec city, Canada, June 8, 2018. Photo: VGP

At his meeting with OECD General-Secretary Angel Gurría in Québec city on June 8, PM Phuc reaffirmed the Vietnamese Government’s strong reform determination, asking the OECD to continue policy consultation and experience sharing to help the country design and effectively realize socio-economic development strategies.

OECD Secretary-General Gurría congratulated Viet Nam on successful organization of the APEC Year 2017, pledging to continue advocating the Vietnamese Government’s reform efforts.

The organization will also cooperate closely with Viet Nam in designing competition law as well as policies on tax, urban development, corporate governance, and small and medium sized enterprises development in a bid to improve the country’s competitiveness, he said.

Secretary-General Gurría voiced support for Viet Nam to host the World Economic Forum on ASEAN, scheduled in September this year, affirming OECD’s active participation in the forum.

The same day, PM Phuc had a working lunch with former Canadian PM Jeans Chretien.


Present at the event included General Governor of Canada Julie Payette and leaders of Canadian businesses operating in banking, aviation, high-tech agriculture, manufacturing, and digital areas./.

By Thuy Dung

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