|President Truong Tan Sang attends 19th APEC Leaders Meeting (Source: VNA)|
Vietnam is strongly committed to join efforts with APEC to speed up the
liberalisation and facilitation of trade and investment.
Truong Tan Sang made this statement at the 19 th Asia-Pacific Economic
Cooperation (APEC) Leadersâ€™ Week Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 13 (local
Speaking highly of APECâ€™s outcomes on promoting regional economic
connectivity, Sang affirmed that Vietnam is determined to continue reforms,
engage in comprehensive global integration and exert itself to restructure the
economy, stabilise the macro-economy and curb inflation.
Sang asked APEC
member economies to make positive contributions to global economic restructuring
and financial reform, strengthen multilateral trade systems, and drastically
strive to soon conclude the Doha negotiation round with balanced results, to
achieve the development goals.
APEC needs to give priority to
cooperative programmes in order to narrow development gap as well as facilitate
technological transfer, human resource training, infrastructure development,
poverty reduction and increasing regional connectivity, especially in building
the ASEAN Community, the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity and sub-Mekong
regional cooperation, Sang said.
Regarding energy security, Sang said
that Vietnam always attaches importance to effective use of energy and energy
security and has adopted policy of rapid growth in combination with sustainable
development and environmental protection.
The State leader suggested
APEC member economies strengthen policy coordination and cooperation in energy
efficiency and energy security, particularly in populous areas and areas with
major production facilities, improve transport systems in an environmentally
friendly manner, develop renewable energy and enable access to clean