Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat

‘Growth should be more inclusive’

By Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

November 8, 2017, 19:54 GMT+7

Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat
Denis Hew, Director at APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit (L) and Alan Bollard, Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat, address a news conference in Da Nang, central Vietnam, November 7, 2017. Photo: Son Luong/Tuoi Tre News

Editor’s note: Denis Hew, Director of the APEC Secretariat Policy Support Unit, spoke to Tuoi Tre News on the challenges to be addressed at the ongoing 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Da Nang. 

What are the topline points of the APEC summit most relevant to Vietnam? Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam action agenda must focus on inclusion: APEC Secretariat”

Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined three key solutions for boosting Vietnam’s development

By Tuoi Tre News

November 8, 2017, 14:56 GMT+7

​Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc greets the attendees at the Vietnam Business Summit in the central city of Da Nang on November 7, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has underlined three key solutions for boosting Vietnam’s development during a business summit held in parallel with the ongoing 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) week.

The first Vietnam Business Summit (VBS) was organized in the central city of Da Nang on Tuesday with the attendance of Vietnamese government leaders and officials, representatives from prestigious international organizations, scholars and hundreds of business influencers from across the Asia-Pacific region. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam premier highlights solutions for development at APEC business summit”

Philippines to ask China to clarify its intentions in disputed sea

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in an apparent policy shift, said on Wednesday he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the disputed South China Sea during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam.

 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte gestures during Change of Command ceremonies of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, metro Manila, Philippines October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Dondi Tawatao

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MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in an apparent policy shift, said on Wednesday he planned to ask China to make clear its intentions in the disputed South China Sea during Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings in Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “Philippines to ask China to clarify its intentions in disputed sea”

Canada says won’t be rushed on TPP trade deal at Asia-Pacific meeting

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By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen
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Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang
Ministers gather for a group photo after the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in Danang, Vietnam, November 8, 2017. REUTERS/Made Nagi/Pool

By Matthew Tostevin and Mai Nguyen

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Canada said on Wednesday it would not be rushed into a revived Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal as the 11 remaining members met in Vietnam to discuss the pact ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit

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Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attends the opening of the APEC Ministerial Meeting (AMM) ahead of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit leaders meetings in the central Vietnamese city of Danang Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a regional summit, as their hosts appealed for cooperation.

A news conference planned for late Wednesday was canceled as the talks dragged on, and APEC officials said they would continue on Thursday. The ministers were due to endorse a draft of a statement their leaders in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum usually issue at the end of the annual summit. Tiếp tục đọc “Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit”

APEC discusses experiences in simplifying business registration

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Update: August, 24/2017 – 17:35

Participants exchange information before the workshop. — VNS Photo Thu Ngan

HCM CITY – APEC members shared their experiences in assisting companies, especially micro, small and medium-sized ones, smoothly register for doing business at a workshop titled “Simplified business registration and incorporation according to international best practices” held in HCM City on Thursday.

Hosted by the US, the workshop attracted around 100 participants and experts from 21 APEC economies. Tiếp tục đọc “APEC discusses experiences in simplifying business registration”

Hosting of APEC 2017 reflects VN’s int’l stature: Deputy PM

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Update: May, 09/2017 – 19:00

HÀ NỘI — Hosting events of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum demonstrates the strategic diplomatic vision and growing stature of Việt Nam on the world stage, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh.

In a recent article published by muliple local media outlets, Minh, also Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Committee, wrote that APEC Year 2017 would be a critical opportunity for Việt Nam to affirm its diplomatic wisdom, especially in multilateral external activities, amid strong efforts to integrate internationally. Tiếp tục đọc “Hosting of APEC 2017 reflects VN’s int’l stature: Deputy PM”