Themed “Economy for People”, the event drew heads of State, leaders of ruling Parties and ministries, and businesspeople and scholars from 40 countries and organisations in Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America.

At the forum

Addressing the opening ceremony, Quan highlighted Vietnam’s consistent policy of placing the people in the centre of every development policy and strategy. The country therefore posted positive results in fulfilling the duel goals of combating COVID-19 and sustaining economic development.

It was the result of joint efforts by the entire political system and people from all walks of life, reflecting public trust in the Party and the State as well as the close bonds between the Party, the State, the Government, and the people, he said.

He suggested countries and political parties pay attention to medical security and coordinate at the regional and global level to effectively cope with pandemics, especially COVID-19.

The official called for enhancing cooperation and preventing discrimination, ensuring public access to COVID-19 vaccine, and upholding the role of multilateral mechanisms in stepping up anti-pandemic efforts.

Discussions at the event focused on digital transformation for the benefit of the people, support for the green economy via Party channels, the role of political parties in the fight against the socio-economic toll from COVID-19 and dangerous communicable diseases, and inter-regional socio-economic cooperation among SCO countries.

Participants stressed the need for sustainable, constructive, and comprehensive cooperation between political parties and governments.

Source: VNA