The Hanoitimes - At a meeting with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on January 20 (local time) at the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Phuc called on Facebook to foster cooperation in IT development in Vietnam.
Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a session focused on the governance in the fourth industrial revolution on on January 20 morning (local time) as part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc meets with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in Davos.
The Vietnamese leader said governments should fine-tune institutions, regulations and policies to meet the development requirements brought about by the fourth industrial revolution.
They also need to make use of the revolution’s opportunities to solve global issues such as developing new energy sources, water resources security, sustainable organic agriculture, and responding to natural disasters, epidemics and climate change.
The PM noted that Vietnam is pushing forward with start-up and innovation facilitation policies, obstacle removal, IT application and e-Government building.
Talking to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, PM Phuc said the two countries should enhance cooperation in economics, trade, education-training, science-technology and culture. The PM asked Ukraine to continue providing favourable conditions for Vietnamese people in the country who contribute to help strengthening bilateral ties.
President Poroshenko stressed the countries’ time-honoured relations need to be fostered, adding that there remain huge cooperation potential and Ukraine is ready to boost partnership in fields of economics, trade, tourism and defence.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
While meeting with Chairman of Standard Chartered Jose Vinals, the PM highly valued the bank’s operations in Vietnam. He asked the bank to share experience with and assist commercial banks of Vietnam to expand operations in global markets.
Vinals said Standard Chartered pledges its long-term operating in Vietnam and will help the country develop financial and banking systems, attract investment and access international sources of capital.
The meeting between the Vietnamese PM and Standard Chartered Chairman Jose Vinals
At another meeting with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, PM Phuc called on Facebook to strengthen cooperation in IT development in Vietnam, especically promoting start-ups and supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to access information and expand operations via social networks.
The Vietnamese also invited Facebook representatives to participate in the APEC CEO Summit, set to take place this November in Vietnam.
For her part, Sandberg noted Facebook is working closely with Vietnam in image promotion projects to ensure the success of APEC Vietnam 2017. She also expressed her wish to help SMEs to do business via Facebook, adding that the social network is coordinating with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry to implement assistance. About 78% of local SMEs are using Facebook’s services for business activities.
Also on the same day, PM Phuc met President of CNN International Commercial Rani R. Raad. The PM emphasised his country always welcomes CNN as well as other foreign media outlets coming to Vietnam to report on its situation and popularise image of its land and people. The Southest Asian nation is also open to CNN and international media to report on important APEC activities in 2017, he noted.
Raad said CNN attaches importance to relations with Vietnam, noting that the cooperation between CNN with Vietnamese ministries, sectors and localities is growing.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) has a meeting with President of CNN International Commercial Rani R. Raad.
He affirmed more and more information about Vietnam will be introduced on the channels, websites and fan pages of CNN.
Translated by Thu Minh