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Hanoi (VNA) – The White paper: “Vietnam Private Economic Forum – Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions,” debuted at a press conference in Hanoi on July 8.

The paper details a joint statement and thematic declarations adopted by the 2016 Vietnam Private Economic Forum, including an analysis of general context and firms’ viewpoint on the state of Vietnam’s private economic sector.

It also features major proposals on policies for the digital economy, agriculture, vocational training, distribution and logistics, financial market and capital mobilisation, the support industry, clean energy and energy saving, as well as recommendations on start-up and innovation, industrial clusters, integration and globalisation.

The first Vietnam private economic forum held on June 3 attracted more than 700 businesspeople representing seven fields and three economic sectors, representatives from the government and international organisations, domestic and foreign economists, scholars and experts in investment, finance, industry and agriculture.

According to the organising board, the annual forum aims to maintain the public-private dialogue mechanism, becoming a launch pad for promoting connectivity and international cooperation.

Chairman of the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs’ Association (VYEA) Bui Van Quan said the forum is expected to become a more important driver of the country’s development and integration amid the setting of globalisation.

The conference was co-hosted by the VYEA, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Vietnam Youth Federation.-VNA