Lessons in Transparency

Published: Wednesday, 07/26/2006 12:00 am EDT

A delegation of Vietnamese parliamentarians visited Ottawa last week to look at ways to strengthen the Southeast Asian country's budgetary process and promote transparency. Nguyen Duc Kien, chairman of Vietnam's economic and budgetary committee, said lessons will help the country ensure its budget is used properly and foster foreign investor confidence, which will also help Vietnam's bid to ascend to the World Trade Organization.

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