State President Truong Tan Sang made
this statement at the 19 th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Leaders’ Week Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 13 (local time).
Speaking highly of APEC’s outcomes on promoting regional economic
connectivity, Sang affirmed that Vietnam is determined to continue
reforms, engage in comprehensive global integration and exert itself to
restructure the economy, stabilise the macro-economy and curb inflation.
Sang asked APEC member economies to make positive
contributions to global economic restructuring and financial reform,
strengthen multilateral trade systems, and drastically strive to soon
conclude the Doha negotiation round with balanced results, to achieve
the development goals.
APEC needs to give priority
to cooperative programmes in order to narrow development gap as well as
facilitate technological transfer, human resource training,
infrastructure development, poverty reduction and increasing regional
connectivity, especially in building the ASEAN Community, the Master
Plan on ASEAN Connectivity and sub-Mekong regional cooperation, Sang
Regarding energy security, Sang said that
Vietnam always attaches importance to effective use of energy and energy
security and has adopted policy of rapid growth in combination with
sustainable development and environmental protection.
The State leader suggested APEC member economies strengthen policy
coordination and cooperation in energy efficiency and energy security,
particularly in populous areas and areas with major production
facilities, improve transport systems in an environmentally friendly
manner, develop renewable energy and enable access to clean
He also asked member economies to
strengthen contributions to the United Nations’ efforts and cooperative
programmes which are underway in the region, including ASEAN projects
and the ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation.
At a Dialogue with the APEC Business Advisory Council on the same day,
Sang and APEC leaders held discussions with representatives of regional
businesses on issues of concern such as regional economic connectivity,
sustainable development, the creation of favourable conditions for small
and medium-sized enterprises and job generation.
the afternoon of the same day, Sang left Hawaii’s capital city of
Honolulu, concluding his activities within the framework of the 19 th
APEC Leaders’ Meeting./.