VIETNAM, May 26 –
Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái (right) met with WTO Deputy Director-General Zhang Xiangchen on May 25. —VNA/VNS Photo
GENEVA — Deputy Prime Minister Lê Minh Khái visited the headquarters of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva and had a working session with its Deputy Director General Zhang Xiangchen on the afternoon of May 25 (local time). local).
Khái said that after 15 years of joining the WTO, Việt Nam has achieved many achievements in socio-economic development, successfully implemented the Sustainable Development Goals and has become one of the most major commodity economies in the world in 2021.
He affirmed that Việt Nam cherishes the central role of the organization in promoting an open, transparent and rules-based multilateral trading system; and hopes that the WTO will continue to play its coordinating role to boost global trade in an inclusive and equitable manner, thereby contributing to economic recovery and growth.
The Deputy Prime Minister suggested that the reform process of the WTO should ensure a balance of rights and obligations, be tailored to the development and implementation capacity of its members, especially developing ones.
For his part, Zhang hailed Việt Nam’s active engagement and contributions to global economic growth.
In the context of complicated developments in the world political and economic situation, he expressed his wish that Việt Nam maintain its contributions to the discussions of the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference in June to achieve concrete results, particularly in the fisheries and agricultural subsidies.
Also during the day, Deputy Prime Minister Khái visited the Permanent Delegation of Việt Nam to the United Nations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other international organizations in Geneva. —VNS