(MPI) - On September 28th, 2020, Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong received the Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Vietnam Pier Giorgio Aliberti.
Panorama of the meeting.Photo: MPI
Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador and Head of Delegation of the European Union Pier Giorgio Aliberti said that the Covid-19 epidemic had caused a negative crisis around the world.He appreciated the Government of Vietnam with the results of preventing and controlling the Covid-19.Most governments around the world are facing difficulties in choosing the process of economic recovery in the post-pandemic period.
For the Government of Vietnam, this is a new opportunity to recover the economy, improving infrastructure, and attracting more high-tech and environmentally friendly projects, and quality projects which havelarge capital scale,high technology,innovation, and spillover effects. Commitment to cooperation and creating favorable conditions should be offered to Vietnamese enterprises to participate in the value chain, investing in high value-added stages associated with cooperation in human resource training,research and development, promoting digital economy, and making positive contributions to the sustainable socio-economic development of Vietnam.
Ambassador Pier Giorgio Aliberti said that the EU always considered Vietnam as an important partner.The sector where the EU devotes great resources to invest is energy to realize the sustainable development goals in the future.The Ambassador also highly appreciated Vietnam in promulgating Resolution 55-NQ/TW on the orientation of the National Energy Development Strategy to 2030, a vision to 2045 as well as a positive progress on improving the energy and electricity industry to provide a greener development environment which uses clean and renewable energy sources.
Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong thanked the information and sharing of Ambassador Pier Giorgio Aliberti and said that the Covid-19 had caused a lot of damage but also created opportunities for many economies to adjust and orient the development in the future.Vietnam has also updated the impact of the Covid-19 when drafting the 10-year Socio-Economic Development Strategy for the period 2021-2030, and the Five-year Socio-Economic Development Plan for the period of 2021-2025.In which, sustainable development is still the main direction. Sustainable development stays associated with economic development and environmental protection.
Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Phuong hoped that Vietnam would receive more assistance and cooperation from the EU in order to contribute to strengthening investment cooperation between the two partners in the future development progress./.