Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for members of the Asia-Pacific region to take measures to strengthen cooperation and experience sharing in human resources development at the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi on September 6.
“Such measures should be considered significant for restructuring and recovering economic growth, enabling social protection, social welfare and human development,” Dung said.
He highlighted the important role of human resources in maintaining the dynamic and rapid development of the Asia-Pacific region.
“APEC cooperation programs and initiatives have contributed to creating many more jobs, especially for the young, and meet the demand of international supply chains while improving the competitive advantages of APEC members,” Dung said.
He expressed his belief that APEC ministers and delegates would make suggestions and introduce new initiatives and effective solutions which were human-centered, while minimizing the negative impacts of globalization and international labor division.
The Prime Minister said Vietnam had always regarded human resources development as a strategic breakthrough to achieve sustainable socio-economic development and economic restructuring toward the goal of national industrialization and modernization.
The delegates concluded their meeting by endorsing a Joint Ministerial Statement focusing on APEC’s priority to promote people-to-people connectivity and committing to maximizing opportunities afforded by globalization to improve workforce capacity, promote decent jobs, strengthen social protection and address inequality.-