Vietnam supports the target of strong, sustainable and balanced growth of APEC as well as its regional and international cooperation plans, Finance Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has said.

Minister Hue made the affirmation while meeting with the media after he attended the 18 th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting, which was held within the framework of the 19 th APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Hawaii , the US .

The minister said that under an initiative put forward by Vietnam in 2006, the APEC financial cooperation channel has seen another cooperation level of financial senior officials since 2007.

Since the APEC Finance Ministers Meeting in 2006, Vietnam has actively contributed to common initiatives of APEC Finance Ministers as well as cooperation and training technical staff to prepare for APEC Finance Ministers’ Meetings.

At this year’s event, Vietnam mentioned issues regarding growth and comprehensive access to credits and finance for poor countries and under-developed nations, he said./.