Under the theme “Globalism at a crossroads – Asia’s next move”, this year’s event focuses on discussions on trends and factors affecting the future of Asia, including protectionism and populism, relations among major nations and world order change, and development of ASEAN, China, and South Africa.
Delegates to the conference are expected to exchange views on measures Asian nations need to conduct to maintain peace and stability and ensure sustainable development in each nation and in the whole continent.
In his speech delivered at the opening ceremony on June 5 morning, PM Phuc said reality showed globalisation is a trend, emphasising the key role of Asia during the process, while pointing out major challenges.
He proposed three measures, including maintaining a peaceful and stable environment in the context of structural changes of the region, boosting green, sustainable and inclusive economic growth, and optimising resources and promoting the active role of international institutions.
Vision will decide modes of thinking, while methods of action and cooperation among nations will help build a peaceful and prosperous Asia where dreams of every nation, big or small, developed or not, will be heard, Phuc stated.
He shared achievements Vietnam has gained during the 30-year renewal, affirming the country’s determination to build an incorruptible Government that wholeheartedly serves people and businesses.
He told participants that in the time ahead Vietnam will strive to create development opportunities through the strengthening of international integration and participation in global management structures, create a favourable environment to bring into full play the role of the private sector, balance economic growth policies and effective management of resources and increase the quality of human resources to meet requirements of the industrial revolution 4.0.
The PM also spoke highly of contributions made by Japan to socio-economic development and poverty reduction in many Asian countries, as well as to the comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Japan.
PM Phuc then dialogued with participants on several contents of the conference, including the role of the ASEAN Economic Community, environmental pollution challenges to Vietnam and the country’s socio-economic development.
He said that Vietnam had a sustainable development strategy, in which environmental protection is a top priority.