Successful APEC 2006 proves VN's active policy on international integration, said State President
VNGOVNet – With her great efforts and creativity, Vietnam successfully organized the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC 14), proving her active diplomatic policy on international integration.
State President Nguyễn Minh Triết confirmed at a meeting to summarize the APEC Vietnam Year 2006 held on April 10 in Hanoi.
APEC Vietnam 2006 lasted for the whole year 2006 with hundreds of events, attracting over 10,000 senior officials, businessmen, experts, scientists from the world's economic powers, including the US, Japan, Russia and China.
President Nguyễn Minh Triết delivers speech at the meeting – Photo: VNGOVNet
Addressing the meeting, President Nguyễn Minh Triết, as the Chairman of the 14th APEC Leaders' Meeting, emphasized that, by organizing APEC 2006, Vietnam gained many important achievements: becoming a full WTO member after a 10-year process of negotiation, obtaining the Permanent Normal Trade Relations status from the US, and being nominated as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council in 2008-2009.
The successes of APEC 2006 also helped to increase people's confidence in the Vietnamese Communist Party and State's leadership, the President affirmed. During the event, the Vietnamese people convincingly expressed their patriotism, national pride and hospitality, he said.
President Nguyễn Minh Triết revealed that after the APEC Meeting, Vietnam saw a considerably increasing wave of investment in all fields and regions. Foreign businesses and friends all recognized Vietnam as a safe and promising investment destination.
As the Chairman of the National Committee for APEC Vietnam 2006, Deputy PM Phạm Gia Khiêm highly lauded the working spirit of individuals and units who had greatly contributed to the event.
President Nguyễn Minh Triết awards First-grade Labor Medals and First-grade Feat of Arms Medals to big contributors to APEC Vietnam 2006 – Photo: VNGOVNet
In the meeting, the State President also awarded First-grade Labor Medals and First-grade Feat of Arms Medals to the eminent contributors to the APEC Vietnam 2006.