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Prime Minister shares Viet Nam's development priorities at WEF annual meeting

VGP - Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh briefed about Viet Nam development strategy and priority areas while addressing a policy dialogue in Davos, Switzerland on January 16.

January 17, 2024 2:04 PM GMT+7
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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) is the main speaker at the policy dialogue on Viet Nam’s global vision in Davos, Switzerland, January 16, 2023 - Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

The dialogue themed "Viet Nam: Shaping Global Vision" is one of the eight national dialogue activities held within the framework of the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

The event drew the participation of WEF Founder and Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab, along with 100 leaders and representatives from various countries, international organizations, and business giants.

It aims to promote partnership between partners and Viet Nam - a dynamic and innovative country widely recognized as an attractive investment destination, a responsible member of the international community, and a success story in various aspects.

Klaus Schwab remarked that Viet Nam is not only a star in Southeast Asian but also a country that is transforming itself into a player with increasingly economic influences ont the global stage.

He highly valued and expressed his strong belief in Viet Nam's rising role as one of the pioneers in forging the development of green and smart economy.

Sharing the same view as Klaus Schwab, Thomas Friedman described Viet Nam as an exemplary model of reform and development, internationally recognized for its fast and sustainable development.

In his speech, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reiterated Viet Nam's consistent development viewpoints: Building a law-governed socialist State ; developing an independent and self-reliant economy in association with promoting active international integration, consistently pursuing "four nos" defense policy.

Drawing on these successes, Pham outlined five major lessons, including steadfastly pursuing the path of socialism, maintaining a consistent stance on a foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, multilateralism, and diversification of external ties, and being a trusted friend, reliable partner, and responsible member of the international community; considering the people the architects of history; upholding the strength of great national unity; combining the power of the nation with the power of the current era; and upholding the leadership role of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV).

He said Viet Nam is accelerating transformation, including economic transformation with the renewal of old growth drivers and promotion of new growth drivers; digital transformation, green transition, the development of circular economy, sharing economy, knowledge-based economy; transformation of mechanisms and policies, building strategic infrastructure for transformation; and human resources transformation.

Viet Nam's priorities shall include digital transformation, science and technology, artificial intelligence, green transition, which are both objective requirements and strategic choices. said Pham.

Regarding the semiconductor field, he shared Viet Nam's endeavor in developing strategic infrastructure, particularly information technology, and disclosed plans to train 50,000 - 100,000 engineers in the time to come.

On AI, he affirmed Viet Nam's proactive approach in leveraging its advantages and mitigating its negative aspects, starting with building a national database, refining investment attraction policies, and boosting the effectiveness of human resources training.

The Government chief reassured Viet Nam's commitment to further improving three strategic breakthroughs in institions, infrastructure and human resource development, creating the most favorable conditions for foreign investors.

As one of the countries most severely affected by climate change, Prime Minister Pham reaffirmed the Southeast Asian country's commitment at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050./.