European Institute for Asian Studies’ seminar on Vietnam

The European Institute for Asian Studies has held a seminar on ’25 years of Economic Reform in Vietnam’ at its head office in Brussels, with the participation of many researchers, diplomats and international journalists.

In his keynote speech Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Cao Viet Sinh underscored Vietnam’s important achievements during the Doi Moi (renewal) process since it started in 1986.

Sinh said that Vietnam is trying its best to be a responsible member of the World Trade Organization.

A foreign speaker remarked this renewal process has enabled Vietnam to change its economic structure from central planning to socialist-oriented market economy and to gradually integrate into the world and regional economies. He added that the European Union highly values Vietnam’s successes in recent years.

Many other speakers compared notes on Vietnam’s long-term economic development strategy.