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Vietnam to host World Economic Forum on East Asia 2010

HANOI, May 27 — Vietnam will hold the World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia 2010 in Ho Chi Minh City on June 6-7 this year, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Nga said at a press conference here on Thursday.

This is the first time Vietnam will host such a big event themed "Enhancing Asia's leadership role," Nga said. About 450 delegates, who are leaders of the regional countries, executives of the world's leading companies, scholars and correspondents are expected to attend the event, she said.

The WEF on East Asia will focus on four contents including the leading roles of Asia, global risks, green growth blueprint in Asia, and growth outlook of Asia in the future.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will deliver a speech at the opening ceremony.

Prime Ministers of Laos, Cambodian and Myanmar have confirmed to attend the conference, said Nga. (PNA/Xinhua) vcs/utb

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