Deputy FM: APEC Year 2017 outcomes to be realised

Tuesday, 2017-12-12 21:55:22
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Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son speaks at the meeting
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NDO/VNA – Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son asked the ministries and agencies to focus on realising the outcomes reached during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week at a review meeting of the APEC 2017 National Secretariat and the APEC 2017 National Committee’s sub-committee in charge of contents in Hanoi, on December 12.

Son is Vice President of the APEC 2017 National Committee and head of the APEC 2017 National Secretariat and the APEC 2017 National Committee’s sub-committee in charge of contents.

He said that the ministries and agencies involved are continuing to make contributions to the policies of APEC, whilst upholding the role of businesses in global economic integration and APEC cooperation in particular, thus contributing to enhancing the country’s multilateral external relations amid extensive global integration.

Son lauded the APEC 2017 National Secretariat, the sub-committee in charge of contents, especially the ministries for chairing four priority fields and 8 ministerial conferences and meetings, as well as the working groups for raising a high sense of responsibility to contribute to the success of the APEC Vietnam Year 2017.

He also thanked the scholars, researchers and businesses for their efforts in the process.

Though the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 wrapped up in the central city of Da Nang a month ago, it has left a lasting impression at home and abroad, he said.

The event was graced by the presence of nearly 120 delegates from ministries, agencies, 5 permanent sub-committees of the APEC 2017 National Committee and those who made outstanding contributions to APEC Year Vietnam 2017.

Son recalled that during a ceremony reviewing APEC Year 2017, on November 27, President Tran Dai Quang affirmed that the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week was successful in every aspect. Over the past month, high-ranking leaders and the National Secretariat have received congratulations from the leaders and officials of APEC economies and our international friends.

During the Informal Senior Officials’ Meeting (ISOM), recently held in Papua New Guinea, the participants highly valued and congratulated Vietnam on the comprehensive success of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week and the APEC Vietnam Year 2017, he said.

Reporting on the work this year, the APEC 2017 National Secretariat stated that it partnered with the sub-committee in charge of contents and other sub-committees, ministries, agencies and localities to successfully hold 243 APEC events in 10 cities and provinces nationwide.

The member economies expressed their support for Vietnam’s proposed theme and priorities for APEC Year 2017, as well as their agenda and hallmark initiatives.

The adoption of the Da Nang Declaration at the 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting, the Joint Statement of the 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting and six important documents, bilateral exchanges and talks have deepened Vietnam’s ties with its partners.

The active and proactive involvement of the business community in almost all of the APEC 2017 activities also made important contributions to the APEC Year 2017 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week.

Speaking at the event, former Deputy Prime Minister and former Chairman of the APEC 2006 National Committee Vu Khoan called for the effective implementation of the commitments reached during the event and to continue pushing forward with the initiatives proposed by Vietnam this year.

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