Deputy PM hosts Deputy Secretary-General of OECD
16:48 | 06/12/2019

VGP – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh hosted a reception for Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Ha Noi on December 6.


Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh receives Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Ha Noi, December 6, 2019

Schlagenhauf has arrived in Viet Nam to attend the 10th Regional Conference of the Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia-Pacific.

At the reception, Politburo member Binh welcomed the OECD and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) choosing Viet Nam as the host country of the aforesaid conference, stating that during the Viet Nam APEC Year 2017, the OECD actively responded to and coordinated with Viet Nam to organize many relevant conferences and seminars, thus making positive contributions to the success of the APEC High-level Week 2017.

Expressing his delight to see the increasingly substantial and effective relations between Viet Nam and the OECD, the Deputy PM said Viet Nam officially became a member of the OECD Development Centre in March 2008, and worked with the organization to co-organize an OCED forum on Southeast Asia in Ha Noi three years ago.

In the area of corruption prevention and combating, the official asked the OECD to continue discussing with the Government Inspectorate of Viet Nam to build appropriate support contents, policies and law enforcement capacity for the 2018 Anti-Corruption Law that took effect on July 1, 2019.

Photo: VGP

For his part, Jeffrey Schlagenhauf highly appreciated Viet Nam’s strong commitment in the field of implementing integrity and anti-corruption policies, affirming the OECD’s pledge to support Viet Nam during its tenure as ASEAN Chair.

The OCED is currently working with other member governments to discuss measures to further strengthen the relationship between the organization and Viet Nam, he stated.

Schlagenhauf asked Viet Nam to effectively promote its advisory role in the OECD’s development of a report on Southeast Asia’s economic outlook, and soon publish its national multidimensional assessment report, contributing to designing the socio-economic development strategy for 2021-2030 and the socio-economic development plan during 2021-2025.

                                                                                                                    By Vien Nhu

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