President Vo Van Thuong’s attendance shows Vietnam’s support for APEC process: Ambassador
|President Vo Van Thuong’s attendance shows Vietnam’s support for APEC process: Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Nguyen Quoc Dung. (Photo: Embassy of Viet Nam in the US)
President Thuong and his spouse will lead a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam to the APEC Economic Leaders' Week 2023 and bilateral activities in San Francisco from November 14 to 17.
In an interview granted to the Vietnamese media ahead of the trip, Ambassador Dung said Vietnam, a highly active member of the forum, has served as Chair and host of APEC economic leaders’ weeks twice. It has made a number of contributions and proposed many initiatives to promote the APEC process, and its engagement has also reflected its support for the forum’s principles and processes.
Vietnam is ready to coordinate with other member economies to help this process develop even more, ensure sustainable economic development, and generate new opportunities and advantages, especially the conditions to address existing difficulties, problems, uncertainties, and challenges posed by the highly complicated world situation, he noted.
The Ambassador added that the country’s participation in this year’s APEC event in the US is also a chance for it to step up bilateral relations with the North American country after the two sides elevated their ties to the comprehensive strategic partnership.
On this occasion, President Thuong and the Vietnamese delegation will take part in many activities in San Francisco, including meetings with local officials, scholars, and businesses to implement the agreements reached when the new partnership was formed, according to the Ambassador.