PM orders meticulous preparation for WEF ASEAN hinh anh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for meticulous preparation for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN). (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for meticulous preparation for the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF ASEAN), which will take place in Hanoi on September 11-13.

Hosting the Government’s regular meeting on August 22, PM Phuc required all sub-committees to make use of the experiences gained through the organisation of APEC 2017, the sixth Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS-6) Summit, and the 10th Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Summit.

The Government leader stressed that improvement to Vietnam’s business climate should be manifested through the preparation to connect WEF investors with Vietnamese firms.

He asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, in collaboration with the Hanoi People’s Committee, to enhance the popularisation of Vietnam’s image and position as well as provide support for international reporters to cover the event.

Alongside breakthrough initiatives, the careful preparation of content is crucial for the success of the event, he underlined, asking relevant ministries and branches to do their utmost to prove Vietnam’s ability as a forum co-host.
According to the Foreign Ministry’s report, Vietnam and the WEF have already agreed on the main content of the forum. The event will take place in Hanoi from September 11-13 under the theme “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industrial Revolution”. The agenda has been built with 60 sessions, many of which will be broadcast on the WEF websites, as well as prestigious news agencies worldwide.

This is one of Vietnam’s biggest foreign events this year, attracting more than 1,000 domestic and international delegates.

The presidents and prime ministers of eight countries have confirmed their attendance at the event. The forum will see the participation of 50 ministerial-level representatives, 800 heads of regional- and world-leading corporations, as well as some 120 reporters from world and regional media outlets to cover the event.

The WEF was established in 1971 as a non-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The forum engages the foremost political, business, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.

Founded in 1967, the ASEAN groups together Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. –VNA