Meeting reviews preparations for WEF ASEAN
Updated : Friday, August 10, 2018 3:45 PM (GMT+0700)

DeputyPrime Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired a meeting on August 9 in Hanoi withrepresentatives of ministries and agencies to review preparations for the WorldEconomic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN) slated for September 11-13. 

Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh at the meeting - Source: VNA

Speaking at the event,Deputy PM Minh said the WEF ASEAN is a major and prestigious forum in theregion, attracting high-ranking country leaders, international organisationsand corporate executives. 

He said the event will beone of the important external activities of Vietnam in 2018, contributing toraising its stature and affording ministries, agencies, localities andbusinesses a chance to extend cooperation with leading corporations and catchdevelopment trend in the region and the world. 

The Party and State leaderspay attention to the significance of the event, he said, stressing that the WEFASEAN needs to ensure efficiency in terms of politics, external relations,economy and culture on the back of thorough preparations for reception,security and logistics. 

Deputy PM Minh asked theorganising board, ministries, agencies and localities to show their highestsense of responsibility and exert the utmost efforts to ensure that the forumwill be a success. 

They were also urged to populariseVietnam’s potentials, strengths and business environment on the occasion. 

Themed “ASEAN 4.0:Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”, the forum will seenearly 60 sessions to discuss start-up development and address issues arising fromthe revolution. 

About 800-1,000 delegatesare expected to join the event. 

The WEF was established in1971 as a non-profit foundation and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Theforum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society toshape global, regional and industry agendas.


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