Intensive and Extensive International Integration & Sustainable Development
With the orientation "It is necessary to drastically reform the thinking of international integration: the integration must be in-depth with global thinking to catch up with the international situation and the international integration speed of the country, the revolution 4.0 requires us to act, and to understand what we have for partners’ need and what we need to improve the quality and brand of local products ..., and to support our enterprises in improving the competitiveness capacity and sustainably developing the economy of the province in the new situation, Dak Lak Provincial People's Committee in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a Conference on " Intensive and extensive international integration and sustainable development in the new situation: Issues for localities and enterprises” on the 23th August 2018. The Conference had the participation of Assistant to the Foreign Minister Nguyen Van Thao, Economist Pham Chi Lan; Dr. Le Xuan Sang - Deputy Director of Vietnam Institute of Economics; Mrs. Nguyen Thi Thu Trang - Director of WTO Center, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Dang Kim Khoi - Director of the Center for Agricultural Policy - Institute of Policy and Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development, along with 150 representatives of localities and enterprises coming from other provinces.
Mr. Nguyen Van Thao said that this Conference was the first activity organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the locality after the 30th Diplomatic Conference in line with the direction of business diplomacy towards enterprises and locality.
Thanks to the discussions with speakers at the conference, localities and enterprises have a better understanding and apply the contents of the integration commitments, especially opportunities, challenges and requirements that we must satisfy during the process of participating and implementing new generation FTAs.
Particularly, they were aware that apart from exploiting different advantages and potential of each locality, localities and enterprises should consider replacing the self-combat thinking with joining hands and cooperation to promote the advantages of each region and each sector in cooperation with foreign partners and enterprises.■
Nguyen Thi Tiet Hanh
(Translated by Thanh Huyen)