Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung » Prime Minister Activities » Vietnam expects more UN support for development

(Prime Minister Activities) - Vietnam is always keen to receive the United Nations (UN) and international community’ assistance in realising its socio-economic development goals and the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the future.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at a reception in Hanoi on October 24 for Pratibha Mehta, UN Resident Co-ordinator in Vietnam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives UN Resident Co-ordinator in Vietnam, Pratibha Mehta

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung receives UN Resident Co-ordinator in Vietnam, Pratibha Mehta

PM Dung informed the guest of Vietnam’s achievements of curbing inflation, stabilising the macro-economy and ensuring social welfare over the past time.

Vietnam is forecast to maintain this year’s growth at 5-5.2%. During the year, the country’s rate of poor households was reduced by 1.7% while the unemployment rate stood at 4%, PM Dung said.

He added that the country is focusing its efforts on restructuring the economy, ensuring the sustainable growth and social welfare, especially creating more fairness in accessing healthcare and social services among the poor households.

The PM said he hopes the UN will assist Vietnam in coping with climate change and rising sea level, and pledged to create favourable conditions for the UN representative agencies to operate effectively.

Mehta said Vietnam is always an active and responsible member of the UN since it joined the international organisation 35 years ago. In particular, Vietnam is recognised as one of leading countries in implementing the MDGs.

The UN will always support Vietnam in achieving its development goals, Mehta said.

(VNA)