|Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc chaired a seminar on attracting investment to Vietnam with more than 40 leading businesses of the US participating in New York City. VNA photo|
The event, part of the PM’s trip to attend the high-level General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly, attracted US businesses operating in such fields as information technology, telecommunications, retail, logistics, food, beverage, energy and construction. It was held by the Business Council for International Understanding and the FPT Company of Việt
Addressing the seminar, PM Phúc expressed his wish to listen to
Highlighting the huge potential of the Vietnamese stock market – one of the world’s fastest-growing markets, he asked US investors and enterprises to point out problems that need support and more favourable conditions from the Vietnamese Government.
He also voiced his delight that US investors want to expand investment and business activities in
PM Phuc also asked them to suggest solutions to shortcomings in Việt
With a stable macro-economy and low inflation,
Calling on US firms to promote investment in Việt
At the seminar, US investors showed their optimism about investment and business opportunities and prospects in
They said they believed in Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s drastic efforts to improve the business and investment climate, and boost infrastructure development and digital economy in Việt
Bernerd Da Santos, Vice President and CEO of AES Corporation, one of the 200 energy firms with the largest revenue on the globe, said his corporation wished to participate in Việt
Introducing the company’s 10-year investment process in the field of electricity in Việt
He also spoke highly of Việt
The PM and the Vietnamese Government had always paid attention to stepping up IT application and innovation, he added.
A representative from GE Global, one of the leading US and world groups in aviation and mechanical engineering, expressed the wish that the Vietnamese Government will direct relevant agencies to speed up the making of decisive policies toward creating more favourable conditions for investors.
Meanwhile, a representative from Medlife Insurance Group, said that the group wanted the Vietnamese Government to continue accelerating the reform of State-owned enterprises, especially in terms of finance and banking, and give more chances for foreign investors to engage in business cooperation activities.
Some other groups expressed their interests in e-government and improvement of import-export goods customs clearance.
Concluding the event, PM Phúc highlighted the Việt Nam-US comprehensive cooperation, firstly in economy and trade, with priority given to technology. He affirmed that "Việt Nam always rolls out the red carpet for investors and will do its utmost to help them succeed in the country".
On the same day, the PM received Phil Falcone, Senior Managing Director of Harbinger Capital, and Timothy Geithner, Director of Warburg Pincus, in
At the meetings, Phúc said that Harbinger Capital and Warburg Pincus - the two major financial investment companies – have expanded their operations and investment in Việt
He affirmed the Vietnamese Government always creates favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the
Leaders of the two