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PM assures IMF chief about Vietnam’s continued reform

Hanoi, March 16 (VNA) – Vietnam is speeding up reform, improving national governance capabilities and upholding democracy, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured General Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde during a reception in Hanoi on March 16.

In the foreseeable future, Vietnam will continue stabilising the macro-economy and aim to achieve 7 percent growth in the next five years, he said.

The PM also congratulated his guest on being re-elected for a five-year tenure, for the second time, and spoke highly of the IMF for its regular supervision and consultation, especially advising Vietnam on macro-economic policies, technical support and personnel training.

On the back of Vietnam’s own efforts and global support, including the IMF’s, Vietnam has scored significant achievements across diverse areas, he said, adding that amid global economic integration, Vietnam consistently pursues the goal of rapid and sustainable development, economic growth in tandem with social progress and fairness.

The host hoped for receiving further IMF support on forecasting macro-economic development trends, thereby raising the country’s stature on the international scene.

Lagarde, for her part, said the IMF is targeting technical and educational support to Vietnam.

She suggested Vietnam continue improving labour productivity and business competitiveness, and vowed that the IMF is ready to help Vietnam fulfill its development goals.
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