Seminar on “international integration – solutions for Vietnam " - Seminar on “international integration – solutions for Vietnam " - Website Ho Chi Minh City
On February 6, in HCMC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was incorporation with HCMC People’s Committee to hold a seminar on “International integration: solutions for Vietnam since 2015”. Attending the seminar include Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, Chairman of HCMC People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan, and Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Hong
Speaking at the seminar, Mr. Le Hoang Quan stressed that the seminar is very significant, especially in the context of establishing ASEAN Community 2015 and signing international commercial agreements or in negotiation by Vietnam. Mr. Quan said that the seminar is an occasion for leaders of departments, agencies and enterprises to exchange with experienced speakers on international economic integration of Vietnam. By doing this, delegates will provide updated information and share useful information and solutions for enterprises to understand about difficulties and advantages in the process of international economic integration.
Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh announced some highlights on international economic integration of Vietnam, of which top priority of external relation activities is active, positive contribution to construction of ASEAN Community, consolidating solidarity, remaining leading role of ASEAN in issues of peace, security and regional development. Vietnam is a leading country in implementing measures to build ASEAN Community with a ratio of 85%, higher than average ratio of ASEAN of 80%.
According to Mr. Pham Binh Minh, international economic integration is strongly and effectively carried out, an important tool for attracting FDI, ODA, accelerating import and export, contributing to the process of economic growth. Mr. Pham Binh Minh said that Vietnam is now opening door widely for economic development with export turnover of 160% of GDP. Vietnam has concluded negotiations of 02 out of 06 new Free Trade Agreements (FTA), putting the first bricks for positioning Vietnam as a chain of important economic links of the world.