Executive Director of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Philipp Rosler agreed with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s proposal to communicate Vietnam’s image to the world at WEF forums during their meeting in Hanoi on July 22.

Rosler hoped that Vietnam would continue engaging in WEF activities while expressing support for the country’s initiative to hold the WEF-Mekong Conference 2016.

He also wished that Vietnam would consider hosting the WEF on East Asia in the future.

The PM, for his part, stated Vietnam’s commitment to joining WEF-initiated activities.

He also asked the WEF to help Vietnam improve its competitiveness and business climate and promote sustainable farming.

At a reception for Rosler the same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh congratulated the WEF on being recognised as an International Institution for Public-Private Cooperation by the Swiss government, hoping that the WEF, with its new status, would continue promoting public-private partnerships in global economic affairs.

Vietnam is willing to foster coordination with the WEF in fields of shared interest, including economic development and national competitiveness improvement, Minh said.

The host also urged WEF efforts to encourage conglomerates and experts to do business in and share experience with Vietnam.-VNA