Deputy PM works with WTO deputy director-general in Geneva hinh anh 1Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai works with WTO Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen (Photo: VNA)
Geneva (VNA) Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai visited the headquarters of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva and worked with its Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen on May 25 afternoon (local time).

Khai said that after 15 years of WTO membership, Vietnam has gained numerous achievements in socio-economic development, successfully implemented sustainable development goals, and become one of the world’s largest commodity economies in 2021.

He affirmed Vietnam treasures the organisation’s central role in promoting an open, transparent, rules-based multilateral trading system; and hopes that WTO continues upholding its coordinating role to boost the global trade in an inclusive and equal manner, thus contributing to economic recovery and growth.

The Deputy PM suggested that the WTO reform process should ensure a balance of rights and obligations, be suitable to the development and implementation capacity of its members, especially developing ones.

For his part, Zhang welcomed Vietnam’s active engagement in and contributions to global economic growth.

In the context of complicated developments of the world's political and economic situation, he showed his wish that Vietnam will maintain its contributions to discussions at the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June to achieve concrete results, especially in the area of fisheries and agricultural subsidies.

Also on the day, Deputy PM Khai visited the Permanent Delegation of Vietnam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and other international organisations in Geneva./.