WEF ASEAN 2018 wraps up with success in various fields: Deputy FM

Friday, 2018-09-14 11:40:00
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Deputy FM cum Head of the WEF ASEAN 2018 Organising Committee Bui Thanh Son (far left) announces the positive results of the event. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has announced several positive outcomes of the freshly-concluded World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN 2018).

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Co-hosting a press conference with WEF Executive Chairman Borge Brende at the event’s conclusion in Hanoi on the afternoon of September 13, Deputy FM Son affirmed that the WEF ASEAN 2018 was successful in various aspects, such as content, propaganda, reception, security and health support.

The diplomat, who is also the head of the WEF ASEAN 2018 Organising Committee, quoted WEF Founder and Executive Chairman, Prof. Klaus Schwab, as saying the event in Vietnam has been the most successful regional meeting of the WEF so far.

He stressed that the success was reflected in the content of the event that was very suitable for ASEAN countries and Vietnam in the context of efforts to stay abreast of the rapid developments of the fourth Industrial Revolution.

Deputy FM Bui Thanh Son and WEF Executive Chairman Borge Brende. (Photo: infonet.vn)

It also attracted great attention from the business community and relevant governments, he added.

In addition, the event saw strong attendance from Vietnam's top leaders as they actively participated in various discussions to contribute and share the country’s experiences with international delegates, while also learning from ASEAN countries and nations outside the region.

According to Deputy FM Son, as of Thursday noon, there were about 7,890 articles about WEF ASEAN 2018, as well as seven million people following the event on social networks.