The Vietnamese delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (Apec) has contributed practical opinions relating efforts to intensify cooperation in the fields of economics, commerce, investment, anti-terrorism, security, healthcare and reform which are highly appreciated by participating countries, said Vietnam President Tran Duc Luong.
At the conference, Vietnam participants underlined Vietnam government’s determination to accede to the WTO and appealed the participating countries to support Vietnam in its bilateral negotiation rounds. This appeal has been inked in the declaration of ministerial meeting.
On the sidelines of the conference, Vietnam president Luong had talks with China president Hu Jin Tao, Russian president Vladimir Putin, Canada prime minister Paul Martin, Indonesia president Susilo B. Yudhoyono and the US president George Bush about measures to push up bilateral relationships and exchanged issues of mutual concern, Luong told correspondences at the conclusion of the Apec.
Luong also met representatives from more than 20 American large firms and enlightened them as to economic situation, policies on foreign affairs and international integration of Vietnamese Party and government.
In parallel, Vietnam trade minister and standing deputy minister of foreign affairs met counterparts of many economies participating the conference. Vietnam introduced to Apec countries members of it preparation works for the Apec 2006.
During the visit to Brazil, Chile and Argentina, some Vietnamese companies signed business contracts with foreign firms.