Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese government highly values the cooperation agreement with the World Economic Forum (WEF), Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue assured head of the WEF’s Asia-Pacific region Justin Wood during a reception in Hanoi on November 15.

Hue hailed Wood’s visit to launch the Vietnam-WEF agreement on building a self-resilient Vietnamese economy and lauded the WEF for working closely with Vietnam to build a plan to implement the cooperation agreement in priority fields of competitiveness improvement, inclusive development, infrastructure, education, digital economy, agriculture and food security.

According to him, the Vietnamese government approved the plan and assigned agencies concerned to work with the WEF to carry out specific activities.

He affirmed that Vietnam treasures the WEF 2018, given that the country recently successfully held the APEC Year and APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 and is to host the WEF on ASEAN 2018.

The host wished to popularise the WEF on ASEAN to the global business community, thereby helping the Vietnamese government hold dialogue with the world’ top businesses and spread commitments to reform and extensive global integration.

Wood said the WEF will partner with Vietnamese ministries to effectively implement the bilateral agreement.

The guest also took the occasion to invite Vietnamese government leaders to the WEF Davos scheduled for 2018 in Switzerland.-VNA