Vietnam’s hosting of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) is expected to enhance legislative ties between the Vietnam National Assembly (NA) and its counterparts, while affirming its role and prestige at regional and international inter-parliamentary forums.
Deepening cooperation in trade and investment among APEC economies to oppose protectionism is of particular significance in today’s context, said Professor Liu Ying from Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China.
The 29th APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) featured three plenary sessions on regional and global economic situation, APEC’s leadership role, and creation of new dynamism for growth and regional economic connectivity on November 8, its first working day, in Da Nang city.
The 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week will officially kick off this week in the central city of Danang, with CEOs of thousands of firms from APEC member economies gathering and discussing investment and business opportunities and plans in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s presence at the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-137) and related meetings will confirm the country’s active participation in multilateral parliamentary activities and help promote its legislature’s role at the IPU forum.
As a powerhouse of new technologies, skilled workforce and burgeoning middle class, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to contribute 70% of the global GDP by 2050 and now 10 out of the 20 largest economies are from the region, said a high-ranking Vietnamese official.
Hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year in 2017 is the centre of Vietnam’s external activities, demonstrating the country’s desire to contribute to APEC and regional development, said President Tran Dai Quang.
Diem Huong, the Miss Vietnam World 2010, attended the Vietnam Motor Show 2012 in Hanoi on September 26 and helped present the Honda AC-X to the crowds.