Deputy Managing Director pays visit and says IMF will continue to support Vietnam into the future.
Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung extended his thanks to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for its support to Vietnam over the years, especially in regards to policy consultation and technical assistance, during his meeting with the IMF’s Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa in Hanoi on June 12.
Vietnam is developing its economy in a fast and sustainable manner, he went on, while at the same time ensuring macro-economic stability, social progress, and equality.
To achieve such targets the government is doubling its efforts to accelerate improvements to market institutions and international integration while restructuring the economy and sharpening the country’s competitive edge.
The government also focuses on mobilizing all resources for infrastructure development, workforce training, and improvements to administration capacity and the business environment.
Mr. Furusawa congratulated Vietnam on its achievements in macro-economic stability, growth, international integration, and the realization of many of the Millennium Development Goals ahead of schedule thanks to the great endeavors of the government.
Regarding Vietnam’s development strategies, Mr. Furusawa said the country has set a clear and correct vision for fast and sustainable development in the future and suggested that it take full advantage of the existing opportunities to conduct reforms, especially in fiscal and credit policies and State-owned enterprises.
He also affirmed that the IMF always stands ready to provide support to Vietnam, especially in policy consultation, technical assistance, and capacity building.
Vietnam is the first country Mr. Furusawa has visited since being appointed as the IMF’s Deputy Managing Director.