He said as Vietnam is stepping up global integration, the country highly appreciates feedback from the international community towards issuing sound development policies and fighting corruption and interest groups.

The leader spoke highly of the World Bank (WB) leaders’ active and responsible support in cooperation with Vietnam, and wished that the WB and international community would offer policy consultancy to the country via the forum.

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other delegates in a group photo

On behalf of foreign guests, WB Vice President and chief economist Pinelope Goldberg said the WB holds close ties with Vietnam and expressed her wish to foster cooperation with the country in the near future.

According to Goldberg, Vietnam is a successful model in socio-economic development but also faces challenges, especially in overcoming middle income trap.

She said the WB will do its best to assist Vietnam during its development process via offering suitable consultancy.

Source: VNA