The State leader made the request at a meeting in Hanoi on January 7 with 115 businesses who stood out from the ‘Integration and Development’ programme held by the Communist Review, the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Inter-sectoral Steering Committee for Economic Integration.
He highly appreciated the significant contributions made by the business community in the country’s overall success during 30 years of Renewal, saying that despite facing numerous challenges and difficulties, Vietnamese businesses have raised their social responsibilities and exerted every effort to produce high-quality products at reasonable prices in a fair competition with imported goods.
The business community was also extolled for actively joining global value chains, creating jobs for employees, contributing to the State budget and improving the country’s image on the world stage.
The President stressed that economic integration was a consistent policy of the Party and State, which has achieved significant results in attracting external resources on capital and technology to facilitate national construction, expanding the export market, improving competitiveness and production capacity of the country’s economy.
He asked Vietnamese businesses to bear in mind their vanguard role in the county’s socio-economic development and economic integration and take measures to realise Party and State guidelines on economic integration.
He tasked the community to prepare specific action plans suitable to free trade agreements Vietnam has signed with international partners in order to take advantage of external funding, management experience and advanced technologies from the partners.
He also stressed the need for close collaboration between businessmen and scientists in applying advanced technologies as well as strict compliance with intellectual property law.
He said Vietnamese firms should devise and take action to protect their legitimate interests as well as the interests of domestic consumers, and further participate in trade, financial and monetary institutions in the region and the world.