19/06/2024 at 11:48 (GMT+7)
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Prime Minister highlights significance of unity, resilience in ASEAN's development

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reiterated the significance of the unity in diversity and the resilience of ASEAN and each member state for the development of ASEAN at a discussion held in Davos, Switzerland, on January 17.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (second to left) attends a discussion on ASEAN within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF-54), Davos, Switzerland, January 17, 2024 - Photo: VGP

The event took place within the framework of the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF-54).

As a key speaker at the discussion, Pham called on nations to promote inclusive development with the people as the subject, the center and driver of development.

Each member country should contribute to ASEAN's development and uphold its own potential, outstanding opportunities, competitive edges and capacity, while ensuring adherence to competition and demand-supply rule of the market, he said.

He called on countries maintain sustainable development through adopting a win-win approach, respecting the choice of each country, and building trust based on sincerity, solidarity and interest balance.

Digital economy should be closely associated with green economy, he noted, adding that the process of digital transformation should be carried out in line with the capacity of each country, taking into account disadvantaged groups.

Other speakers at the event included Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, Speaker of the Philippine Lower House Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez and Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

The speakers spoke highly of Viet Nam's role in promoting unity within ASEAN and working closely with ASEAN member states in handling regional and global issues./.

by VGP

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