APEC 2017: Prime Minister receives IMF Managing Director

Friday, 2017-11-10 14:58:21
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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ​(R) and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde​ (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a reception in the central city of Da Nang on November 10 for Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde, who has been in Vietnam to attend the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week.

PM Phuc welcomed the IMF director’s attendance and ideas to meetings of the week, and spoke highly of IMF’s supervision, evaluation, and consultancy for Vietnam in macro-economic aspects, technical assistance, and human resource training.

Vietnam will continue its efforts to stabilise the macro-economy, improve the investment climate, build a constructive government to serve enterprises and people, better market economy institutions, restructure the economy and renovate the growth model, he said.

PM Phuc suggested IMF continue advising the Government of Vietnam on running the macro-economy, completing financial-monetary tools and restructuring the finance-banking sector.

The government leader also called on IMF to increase its technical assistance in the fields of Vietnam’s needs and enhance the capability of Vietnamese economic, finance and banking managers.

For her part, Lagarde said besides financial assistance, IFM is considering the possibility of providing more technical and training assistance for Vietnam.

While affirming her support for the Vietnamese Government’s priorities in reducing social inequality and enhancing climate change adaptation, she suggested Vietnam improve labour productivity and competitiveness of the economy and promote women empowerment in economic development.