The Ministry of Planning and Investment hosted a conference in Hanoi on November 19 on the implementation of the Busan Partnership document for Effective Development Cooperation.

The Busan Partnership document was adopted at the fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, the Republic of Korea last December.

In line with the spirit of the Busan document, the Vietnamese government has compiled a Vietnam Partnership document, detailing its cooperation commitments to partners, the private sector, social organisations and the public, as well as foreign non-governmental organisations.

Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh said the government will focus on sustainable economic development, social security and welfare, effective use of natural resources, environmental protection, adaptation to social changes and green growth.

Participants at the conference gave their opinions on the Vietnam Partnership draft, which will be submitted to the annual consultative group meeting of donors on December 10 in Hanoi for approval. It is expected to be implemented in the period from 2012-2015.

Participants also shared experiences in implementing the Busan document, with the Republic of Korea a successful example.-VNA