PM Chính receives leaders of France’s major groups

November, 06/2021 - 11:46
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on November 5 (local time) received leaders of a number of major business and groups of France and Europe, including MSC and Airbus, during his official visit to France. 

 

PM Phạm Minh Chính (right) had a reception for Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International at Airbus in Paris on November 5. — VNA/VNS Photo Dương Giang

PARIS — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính on November 5 (local time) received leaders of a number of major businesses and groups of France and Europe, including MSC and Airbus, during his official visit to France. 

Talking with the PM, Ammar Kanaan, CEO of MSC/ TIL, the world’s second largest cargo container company, expressed his wish to cooperate with some Vietnamese partners to develop an international transit port in the Cần Thơ-HCM City area in the south.

According to Kanaan, the formation of the international transit port will help strengthen the role of Việt Nam in maintaining the global supply chain and cut time and costs for transporting goods from Việt Nam to Europe and America, thus contributing to raising the Vietnamese economy’s competitiveness.

PM Chính said he supported the idea, and proposed the group study to invest in Việt Nam's seaport area from now to 2025, helping increase the goods in transit in the country.

At a reception for Christian Scherer, Chief Commercial Officer at Airbus, PM Chính welcomed effective cooperation between the aircraft manufacturing group and Vietnamese airlines.

He told Scherer a number of Việt Nam's economic development orientations, with a focus on high technology, clean energy, digital technology, and space economy development.

He also suggested that Airbus, with its experience, provide consultancy for the Vietnamese Government on improving the quality of human resources, thus contributing to institutional building.

On the occasion, Việt Nam's Vietjet and Airbus inked a strategic partnership agreement on the delivery timeline for 119 aircraft of the airline’s existing backlog and a cooperation for the development of Vietjet’s wide-body fleet together with other supporting terms for the airline post COVID-19 period. — VNS

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