Ambassador Dung, who is leading a Vietnamese delegation to celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the DEV, made the remark at an OECD summit in Paris on March 1.
Dung affirmed that Vietnam has special interests in the draft OECD Strategy for Development, praising its contents, which aim to complete UN millennium development goals, assist developing countries to face emerging problems like the middle income trap and climate change, and boost development assistance and the role of OECD partners.
With opinions collected from members of OECD and DEV, the draft on the strategy will be finalised prior to submission to the OECD Ministerial Meeting for approval in May.
He shared Vietnam’s experiences in cooperation with OECD to other participating delegations.
Vietnam has been one of the 17 DEV member countries since 2008 and has cooperated with DEV in many fields of mutual concern, such as research of development policies, raising the efficiency of assistance and development of human resources.
In 2010 and 2011, Vietnam closely coordinated with DEV in publishing OECD’s first reports on the economic outlook for Southeast Asia.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Ambassador Dung met with head delegates of some countries and international organisations from Japan, the Republic of Korea, the EU and UNDP.