HA NOI — It is Viet Nam's policy to create optimum conditions for foreign investors, particularly those from the United States, considering their success a part of national development.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement while receiving a visiting US business delegation led by US-ASEAN Business Council President Alexan-der Feldman in the capital yesterday.
Members of the delegation include leaders of US giants in fields ranging from energy, infrastructure construction, insurance, telecommunications and information technology.
Dung encouraged businesses to approach Vietnamese authorities regarding problems rising during their operations in Viet Nam, ensuring maximum efficiency in cooperation and investment activities.
Praising the dynamic development of Viet Nam, representatives from enterprises such as Federal Express, Intel, Time Warner and Chartis asserted that it was its open policies and favourable business environment that made the country such an attractive investment destination for foreign investors.
US businesses expressed their hope that Viet Nam would continue to offer them further advantages and suggested author-ised agencies step up dialogues and exchange information with US firms to expand investment opportunities.
On the same day, Prime Minister Dung met with French Chief of Defence Staff Admiral Edouard Guillaud.
Dung spoke highly of the Viet Nam – France partnership that was developing very well across all fields. He was delighted the two sides were heading towards 40 years of diplomatic ties, bringing their relationship to a new height.
Applauding the sound partnership between the two defence ministries and armies, the Prime Minister asked both sides to be active in implementing agreements in this field.
Admiral Guillaud expressed his wish to consolidate the partnership between the two armies.
Speaking of the East Sea, he affirmed backing Viet Nam in settling disputes via peaceful talks in accordance with international laws. He said he supported free maritime transport on the East Sea. — VNS