PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the dialogue. (Photo: CPV)

On September 12th, the PM had a dialogue with global CEOs about the economic development potential of Vietnam and cooperative prospects under the framework of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018.

In his speech at the event, the Government leader asserted Vietnam has been steadfast in maintaining macroeconomic stability; fundamentally creating strong improvement in business climate, competitive capacity; intensifying economic restructuring; and privatizing and divesting state-owned enterprises in accordance with market principles of publicity and transparency.

He also emphasized the determination of building the Government of “discipline, probity, action, creativeness and effectiveness”, and promoting international integration and serious implementation of WTO commitments and effective FTAs.

At the dialogue, leaders of some global groups such as Apple, Google, Standard Chartered, Facebook, General Electric (GE), Hitachi, Thaibev, Temasek, Novatis, and Bloomberg hailed the economic development prospect of Vietnam, as well as efforts of the government in ensuring stable and favorable business climate, while affirming their long-term investment commitments in Vietnam.

CEO for Singapore and ASEAN Markets of Standard Chartered Judy Hsu said the Vietnamese government has taken right steps in creating favorable conditions for companies to expand and develop their business and investment.

Meanwhile, Vice President of Facebook Simon Milner applauded the government’s efforts in building e-government in order to meet the requirements of the fourth Industrial Revolution, while stressing its desire to cooperate in digital citizen, digital economy, digital government and digital connectivity.

President and CEO of GE Global Growth Organization Alex Dimitrief asserted the group will assist the Vietnamese government to promote institutional completion, while committing to expand investment in energy infrastructure and develop supply chains. He affirmed that GE’s investment in Hai Phong is one of the most successful projects of the group around the globe./.