Hanoi, June 5, 2014

The Forum theme was “From Agenda to Action – Preparing for New Trade Agreements.”

The success of the Forum was highlighted by the presence of Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung and the strong delegation of government highest ranking officials.

It was a great honor to also welcome Minister of Industry and Trade Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Cao Duc Phat, Minister/Chairman of the Office of the Government Mr. Nguyen Van Nen, Vice Chairman of Office of the National Assembly (“NA”) Mr. Nguyen Si Dung, Vice Chairman of NA’s Economic Committee Mr. Nguyen Duc Kien and Vice Chairman of NA’s Committee for External Affairs Mr. Ngo Duc Manh for all sessions and a great number of Vice Minister level to the Midterm VBF 2014.

The valued attendance of the Government Delegation transmitted a very encouraging signal to the business community that it can have full confidence in the Government’s strong commitment to take action in order to take full advantage of new trade agreements that Vietnam currently and will engage in. This definitely has a very positive impact to restore business confidence in doing business and to realize the achievable goal of a more favorable investment climate in Vietnam.

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