Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung is leading a Vietnamese delegation at the first high-level meeting of the Global Alliance for Effective Development Cooperation that opened in Mexico on April 15.

The meeting is being attended by more than 1,500 delegates from 130 countries, as well as leaders of multi-lateral organisations including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Director General of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Jose Angle Gurria.

During the two-day event, participants focus on five main topics, including a review of the progress made since the lower-level meeting in Busan, the Republic of Korea, in 2011.

They also discuss the cooperation among countries with medium incomes and the role that the private sector can play in development.

The meeting is of significance to the host country of Mexico, as it forms part of its strategy for national development in the 2013-2018 period.-VNA