The first-ever ASEAN global dialogue kick-started in Phnom Penh to discuss global challenges, especially economic crisis, food and energy security and sustainable development.The event drew the attendance of leaders and representatives to the East Asian Summit and heads and representatives of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the Internatinoal Monetary Fund.
ASEAN member states took the occasion to urge their partners and international financial organizations to assist ASEAN in realizing the goals on connectivity and regional integration.
Addressing the event, Vietnamese PM Nguyen Tan Dung highly valued the inititive of Cambodia – the host country, on the organization of this event, regarding it as a good venue for viewpoints on global and regional economic issues and emerging challenges to be exchanged.
The event also highlighted the positive role of ASEAN and East Asia in spurring the development of a stable and prosperous region.
Viet Nam, PM Dung asserted, would play a positive role in the joint effort in line with national condition in an optional manner while still ensuring its sustainable growth.
Earlier, PM Nguyen Tan Dung and leaders of the US, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia met to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The leaders highlighted the promising importance of economic linkages within the TPP Agreement and the acquired outcomes in the negotiation process over the last three months and agreed to finalize the negotiation process in 2013.
PM Dung said Viet Nam is determined and pledges to actively contribute to the early conclusion of the negotiation process.
He suggested the member states should push forth balance agreements in favor of development and assist developing countries to deeply penetrate into the global value chains, maintain the leading role and dynamism of the Asia-Pacific Region in the world economy./.
By Khanh Phuong (VGP)