|President Tran Dai Quang has stressed the need to ensure security and safety for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week
The President made the request at a working session with representatives of the APEC 2017 National Committee, the Government Office, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, and Culture, Sports and Tourism, and relevant agencies.
In that spirit, the ministries of National Defence and Public Security, and other concerned ministries, agencies and localities were asked to complete security plans and continue to conduct exercises.
Due attention also should be paid to preventive medicine, medical human resources and facilities, as well as food hygiene, he said.
Of note, the content and organisation of the event should be based on objectives, requirements and mottos set earlier, the President said.
He requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to host and closely coordinate with other relevant ministries, agencies and localities to make thorough preparations in terms of the agenda and activities of leaders of APEC economies.
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) was urged to team up with the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, and Industry and Trade to prepare pragmatic and concrete cooperation contents in order to attract the participation of firms and localities in the APEC Enterprise Summit and the Vietnam Business Summit.
The President highlighted the importance of information and communications work in an effort to raise public awareness of APEC Year 2017 and the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, encouraging them to contribute to promoting the land and people of Vietnam to international friends.
The leader stressed that APEC Year 2017 is the centre of Vietnam’s external activities as well as the country’s strategy to integrate more intensively and extensively into the world while improving the efficiency of multilateral diplomacy.
He hailed efforts of the ministries, agencies and localities in successfully organising four ministerial-level meetings and four senior officials’ meetings (SOM) with nearly 200 meetings over the past time.
These good results create an important foundation for the organisation of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, he said.