Việt Nam and Australia assume the co-chair positions of the Organisation for Financial Cooperation and Improvement (OECD)-run Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) for 2022-2025. — VNA/VNS Picture
SEOUL — Việt Nam, along with Australia, formally took the cost because the co-chair of the Organisation for Financial Cooperation and Improvement (OECD)-run Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) for 2022-2025 in the course of the second Ministerial Convention of the SEARP in Seoul on Wednesday.
Việt Nam and Australia succeeded Thailand and the Republic of Korea (RoK) for the place.
Addressing the convention, which gathered ministers and heads of delegations from 38 OECD member economies and ASEAN member nations, in addition to the OECD Secretary Basic, the ASEAN Secretary Basic and leaders of many worldwide organisations, RoK International Minister Chung Eui-yong burdened that ASEAN is likely one of the focuses of his nation’s New Southern Coverage.
The RoK will proceed to strengthen cooperation with the bloc to make extra contributions to the constructing of a greener, smarter and extra inclusive ASEAN, he said.
OECD Secretary Basic Mathias Cormann affirmed that ASEAN is a strategic precedence space, underlining that the organisation hopes to advertise cooperation with and help for ASEAN member nations in financial reform and getting nearer to OECD requirements.
As a part of the convention, the leaders of ASEAN and OECD signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation throughout 31 areas. The deal creates an vital framework for elevating the partnership between the 2 organisations.
In the course of the convention, members mentioned the constructing of a greener, smarter ASEAN for an inclusive future, and the guaranteeing of inexperienced restoration in direction of a extra self-resilient ASEAN.
Addressing the occasion, Vietnamese International Minister Bùi Thanh Sơn proposed three cooperation areas to additional strengthen the OECD-ASEAN partnership.
He recommended that the OECD proceed to help and provides coverage consultations to ASEAN and regional nations in digital transformation. He mentioned that the OECD and its members ought to improve help to ASEAN in implementing the ASEAN Complete Restoration Framework, the ASEAN Business 4.0 Technique, and the ASEAN Digital Masterplan 2025 and different motion programmes associated to digital transformation.
Sơn underlined the necessity to guarantee all individuals profit from digitalisation, are educated and achieve entry to digital applied sciences. He additionally expressed a hope that the OECD will help ASEAN in growing a low-carbon economic system and implementing commitments made on the twenty sixth UN Local weather Change Convention of the Events (COP26), heading to a greener and extra sustainable future.
The Vietnamese diplomat additionally proposed that the OECD and its members assist Việt Nam in growing digital economic system and realising the Nationwide Programme on Digital Transformation to 2030 and reaching the goal of digital economic system contributing 20 per cent of GDP in 2025 and 30 per cent in 2030.
Việt Nam additionally hopes to obtain help in remodeling the expansion mannequin and investing extra in renewable vitality, excessive know-how and high-quality human assets coaching.
The ministers adopted a joint assertion on the people-oriented future – partnership for a wiser, greener and extra inclusive ASEAN.
Talking after the ceremony to take over the place of the SEARP co-chair, Sơn pledged that Việt Nam will work intently with Australia, the OECD and different members to proceed selling SEARP operations to make extra contributions to regional financial restoration and growth with a constant coverage of inserting the individuals on the centre of the method.
On the sidelines of the convention, Sơn had conferences with OECD Secretary Basic Mathias Cormann and State Secretary and Appearing Minister for Improvement Cooperation of Slovenia Stanislav Rascan.
Cormann congratulated Việt Nam on the nation’s socio-economic achievements. He expressed his perception that with its position and place within the area, Việt Nam, along with Australia, will make a contribution to the promotion of SEARP operations. He vowed that the OECD and its members will accompany Việt Nam in efforts to get well the economic system, remodel the expansion mannequin and pace up digital transformation, reaching the purpose of quick and sustainable growth.
In the meantime, at their assembly, Sơn and Rascan pledged to advertise the sensible and all-round partnership between Việt Nam and Slovenia, particularly in commerce and funding, whereas strengthening coordination and mutual help at multilateral boards and mechanisms. — VNS