Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc joined world leaders at the 15th Asia-Europe Business Forum (AEBF) in
The forum, themed “Connectivity for Inclusive Growth”, was among the events in the run up to the two-day 11th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM)
|PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (first, left) delivers his speech at the closing ceremony of the 15th Asia-Europe Business Forum in Ulan Bator__Photo: Thong Nhat/VNA|
As the first leader to give a speech at the AEBF’s closing session, Prime Minister Phuc highly valued the forum’s role in enhancing Asia-Europe business partnerships and improving the business climate. He also highlighted enterprises’ significant contributions to the continents’ all-round development and stature.
He described businesses as the growth engine of Asian and European economies, stressing their role, especially that of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in job creation.
The Vietnamese Prime Minister called on the participating leaders to help SMEs to integrate and take part in global value chains.
He asked Asian and European nations to take the lead in sustainable trade and investment cooperation mechanisms within ASEM to cope with such challenges as poverty that is caused by unfair trade, development gaps between countries and climate change, and to ensure the sustainable development of each member country.
He also asked for continued support for partnerships and free trade agreements (FTAs) among countries in Asia and
The ASEM member nations are very important partners of
“Nineteen out of 25 strategic and comprehensive partners of