Viet Nam is one of best performing economies in Asia-Pacific, IMF official says
VGP - Viet Nam is one of the best performing economies in Asia-Pacific, said Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in charge of the Asia-Pacific Antoinette Sayeh.
Sayeh made the remarks during a meeting on January 10 with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.
Pham said the Vietnamese economy expanded 8.02 percent last year despite domestic challenges and global headwinds. The size of the economy reached US$409 billion while the average GDP per capita hit US$4,110.
This year, the Vietnamese Government will take synchronous measures to maintain macro-economic stability, control inflation and propel growth, Pham said, adding that focus will be placed on developing infrastructure, digital transformation, energy transition and circular economy, and diversifying markets and supply chains.
He wished that the ties between Viet Nam and the IMF to become a fine example for other countries to follow in the near future.
For her part, Sayeh informed the host about the outcomes of her working sessions with the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, the State Bank of Viet Nam and the Ministry of Finance.
The IMF will acknowledge and share Viet Nam’s development experience with other countries, as well as strive to provide technical support and consultancy for the nation to bring into full play its past achievements, including in meeting its net zero emission goal by 2050, she said./.