President Tran Dai Quang (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Japan Times and Theindependent.sg of Singapore have run an article entitled "APEC Vietnam 2017 - Fostering a shared future in a changing world" written by Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang on the occasion of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

According to the article, APEC has been growing vigorously, living up to the role as the region’s premier economic forum. It is facing both new opportunities and challenges in a globalised and changing world and a dynamic Asia – Pacific.

“As the host of APEC 2017, it is Vietnam's mandate to work with other member economies to transform the APEC Economic Leaders’ commitments into tangible results and bring APEC closer to the people and business community, thereby realizing the strategic vision for an Asia - Pacific of sustainable and inclusive development in the 21st century,” the article wrote.
 

[President's article: "APEC Vietnam 2017 - Fostering a shared future in a changing world"]


In his article, President Quang wrote that the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting has an important mission in creating new dynamism for APEC cooperation, integration and growth, and is an opportunity for APEC member economies to further deepen and elevate their cooperation toward building an Asia - Pacific partnership of sustainable and inclusive development in the 21st century.

The Vietnamese leader stressed that Vietnam has always made active and responsible contributions to the work of APEC over the past 20 years as it is aware of the importance of the close relations between the two sides.

“Entering the phase of comprehensive reforms, by hosting APEC 2017, Vietnam wishes to reaffirm its foreign policy of diversification, multilateralisation of international relations and intensive international integration; being a reliable friend and partner of the international community”.

“We will continue to work with other APEC member economies in building a peaceful, stable, dynamic, interconnected and prosperous Asia - Pacific community,” Quang affirmed in his article.-VNA