The participants appreciated Vietnam’s financial and economic achievements, and hoped that the Vietnamese Prime Minister and Government would continue issuing measures and more drastic actions to stabilize the finance, create a proactive and free environment for investors in Vietnam.
On the sidelines of the Davos Conference, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Swiss President Ueli Maurer.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam always focuses on strengthening relations with Switzerland; and thanked to the partner for providing US$ 90 million in official development assistance (ODA) to Vietnam in the period of 2017-2020.
The two sides agreed to closely coordinate and choose appropriate projects to effectively use ODA, and cooperate closely in multilateral forums, especially in the United Nations on basic of the international law, peace, stability and sustainable development in the region and the world.
At a private meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc evaluated friendship and comprehensive cooperation relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands especially in the strategic partnership frameworks on climate change adaptation and water management and on sustainable agriculture and food security.
The Vietnamese government leader affirmed his country always respects valuable assistance of the partner in the fields of environment, education and agriculture; and hoped that the Netherlands would continue to support Vietnam through new programs, promote the European Union (EU) to early sign and ratify the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), support peacekeeping and stability, freedom, security, maritime and air safeties in the East Sea.
At the meeting with Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babis, the Vietnamese PM and the Czech counterpart pleasured at the positive development of bilateral relations; and affirmed that the two nations would try their best to promote signed cooperation agreements between in the fields of economy, trade, culture, education and science, etc.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc desired the Czech Republic to continue supporting and strengthening comprehensive partnerships and cooperation between Vietnam and EU; to early sign EVFTA to facilitate businesses of both sides in the coming time.
Previously, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc respectively had meetings and dialogues on Globalization 4.0 with world economic leaders.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Professor, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab; and witnessed a signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement on establishment of the Center for Industrial 4.0 in Vietnam and building the Letter of Intent on plastic waste initiative.
On the same day, Vice Chairman of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen held a talk with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Vietnam – EU relationships.
EU is currently the fourth largest trading partner, the second largest export market and great investor of Vietnam; therefore, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested pushing EVFTA to be signed and ratified in the first quarter of 2019 to meet mutual interests of both sides, to create a new motivation for Vietnam-EU relations in economy.
PM Phuc also desired the EU to support the country in dealing with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) exploitation as well as soon lift “the yellow card” for Vietnam’s seafood exports to the EU.
Regarding the East Sea issue, the Prime Minister suggested the EU to continue paying attention to maritime security and safety, support the settlement of disputes in the East Sea on basic of the international laws, peaceful measures, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea in 1982, etc.
On the occasion, the Vietnamese Government leader had meetings with the world’s big companies as Siemens, Qualcomn, Google, Total, Allianz, JBIC, GE, Prudential.
On the same day, the Vietnamese high- ranking delegation left Switzerland to come back home and end WEF Davos 2019.
BY DO CAO- Translated by Huyen Huong
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