PM: External resources should be mobilized to prevent economic recession

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked newly-appointed Ambassadors and heads of Vietnamese representative offices abroad to seek more sources for national development stressing fighting recession is like fighting an enemy. At a reception on Saturday for the diplomats before they take up their duties abroad, the PM stressed that Vietnam is in a very important stage of development that needs great resources. He urged the diplomats to do their best to secure resources for national development, especially Official Development Assistance (ODA) and foreign direct investment (FDI), among others. He highlight the IMF forecast which says Vietnam’s GDP is likely to total more than 340.6 billion USD this year and the country will become the 4th largest economy in Southeast Asia

He asked the diplomats to closely follow the Party and State’s foreign policy of multilateralisation and diversification of external relations, active and proactive international integration, and being a reliable friend and partner as well as a responsible member of the international community.

The Government leader also said the diplomats should engage in strategic study and forecast work, and research new development models that can be applied in Vietnam.

Source: VOV5