Prime Minister of Viet Nam Speaks with Global CEOs on Strategic Priorities in Post-Pandemic Era

29 Oct 2021

Di Dai, Public Engagement, World Economic Forum,

  • The World Economic Forum convened a special dialogue with Prime Minister of Viet Nam and more than 60 business leaders from across the world
  • The virtual session provided a first-hand look into Viet Nam’s post-COVID-19 strategic priorities
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Geneva, Switzerland, 29 October 2021 – The World Economic Forum today hosted a “Country Strategic Dialogue on Viet Nam”, with Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and Forum members and partners, chaired by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman and Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum.

The dialogue gave chief executives from across the world an opportunity to hear directly from the Prime Minister on Viet Nam’s aspirations, vision and development goals, the country’s response to the pandemic, and its economic recovery trajectory following the pandemic.

It also explored ideas and initiatives to enhance supply chain connectivity and resilience in Viet Nam, further elevate the country’s position in the global value chain, strengthen investor confidence in the country, and explore new drivers of growth, with a particular focus on the role of public-private collaboration, innovation and digital transformation.

In the virtual session, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh shared that: “Viet Nam’s master plan to foster economic recovery and development includes the master plan to reopen the economy in tandem with containing COVID-19, and the plans to ensure social security and create jobs, assist business, cooperatives and proprietors in fostering recovery, and mobilize social resources for development. We are also making every effort to improve our institutions and reduce administrative procedures.

In the long run, our goal, vision, and aspiration are to strive towards a strong and prosperous Viet Nam. We aim to become a modern and industrialized country by 2030, and a high-income developed country by 2045. In this process, we reiterate our commitment and resolve to provide international business and investors with every favourable condition to contribute to and share the fruits of the Vietnamese economy, on the principle that “your success is also Viet Nam’s success”.

“Viet Nam has achieved impressive economic developments over the past decades, largely thanks to expanded international trade network, strong investment in human resources, and effective regulatory reforms,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Founder, World Economic Forum. He also added his belief that under the Prime Minister’s leadership the country will “continue to maintain this momentum, with strong public-private efforts to navigate challenges imposed by the pandemic and also the Fourth Industrial Revolution

More than 60 members and partners of the World Economic Forum from around the world participated in the virtual session.

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