|PM Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the meeting with representatives of donors and foreign-invested enterprises on January 26__Photo: VNA
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attended a meeting with representatives of donors and foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam on January 26 on the occasion of the upcoming Lunar New Year festival.
The event, which was hosted in Hanoi by the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MoIT), brought together officials from ministries and sectors, ambassadors, and heads of development cooperation agencies and international organizations, and representatives of associations and businesses, and foreign investors in Vietnam.
In his opening remarks, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said despite many difficulties and challenges in 2023, Vietnam still reaped many remarkable achievements.
He expressed his belief that with Vietnam's efforts and close and effective cooperation of diplomatic agencies, development partners, international organizations, associations, businesses, and foreign investors in Vietnam, the country will gain more socio-economic development achievements in 2024.
Representatives of international organizations, donors, and foreign investors congratulated Vietnam on overcoming "headwinds" and achieving important achievements amidst the global economic downturn.
Vietnam’s successes prove the country’s right choice and orientations on its path of development, they said, expressing their appreciation for the Vietnamese Government's cooperation, support and facilitation for their business and investment activities in the Southeast Asian nation.
Delegates applauded Vietnam's national development strategies, especially its goal of green and sustainable development, attention to social security and welfare, environment protection, and commitment to cutting emissions to net zero by 2050.
They pledged to support and accompany Vietnam in achieving its goal of becoming a developing country with a modern industry and upper middle income by 2030, and a developed nation with high-income by 2045.
Offering New Year greetings to the guests, PM Chinh said that in its national development policy, Vietnam has based on the three pillars of building socialist democracy, a law-governed socialist State, and a socialist-oriented market economy. During this process, the country doesn’t pursue pure economic growth at the expense of social progress or equality but considers people as the center, subject, goal, momentum, and resource of development, he said.
Thanks to following this policy, despite difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and impacts of the global situation over the past years, Vietnam has still managed to secure macro-economic stability, control inflation, boost growth, and guarantee major balances. Budget overspending, public debts, Government debts, and foreign debts have stayed under control; while the country's independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity been safeguarded; social order and safety firmly maintained; the corruption combat enhanced; defense and security ensured; and external relations remained a bright spot, he noted.
PM Chinh attributed those results to the leadership by the Communist Party of Vietnam, headed by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and efforts by the entire political system, the whole people, and businesses; along with assistance from international friends, investors, and sponsors.
On behalf of Party and State leaders, the PM expressed his gratitude to international friends for their support for the country’s development, especially in 2023.
He called on them to join Vietnam in upholding solidarity and taking actions so that all people can become richer and happier, there are no more wars, and no one is left behind for the sake of prosperity for each nation and a better world, with the spirit of “harmonizing interests and sharing risks” and “your victories are also Vietnam’s”.- (VNA/VLLF)