Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asked for the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s close coordination in figuring out weaknesses facing the national economy and coming up with solutions to sharpen its competitive edge.

The Prime Minister hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 28 for WEF Managing Director Philipp Rosler, who is on a working visit to Vietnam to attend a workshop on national competitiveness improvement.

Hailing the sound cooperation between Vietnam and WEF, the Government leader also asked WEF to support Vietnam in organising events that could bring together world leading politicians and executives to talk about the country’s economy situation and developmental orientations and ASEAN’s prospects.

He informed that a high-level Vietnamese Government delegation will attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January 2015.

For his part, Rosler underscored Vietnam’s vanguard role in building an ASEAN Community by 2015, saying that ideas and information related to Vietnam and ASEAN attracted attentions of international business communities.

The upcoming World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos will arrange a host of events focusing on Vietnam, including a “Vietnam night” with the participation of many leading politicians and businesspeople worldwide, he noted.

Regarding to national competitiveness, Rosler voiced that this is a global issue drawing growing concern of all countries. For this reason, WEF will coordinate and support Vietnam in assessing as well as improving the country’s competitiveness.

The workshop themed “the role of business in enhancing national competitiveness in international integration” was jointly held by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Planning and Investment, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and WEF in Hanoi on the same day.

It focused on the relationship between enterprise competitiveness and national competitiveness, and proposing policies for Vietnam to improve its competitiveness.-VNA