Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the DP World Group from the United Arab Emirates, in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc received Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the DP World Group from the United Arab Emirates, in Hà Nội yesterday, and affirmed that foreign investors play an important role in the Vietnamese economy.
He noted that over the past years, Việt Nam has succeeded in attracting foreign investment in the form of 21,000 projects from 115 countries and territories, worth over US$300 billion by the end of 2015.
In 2016, amidst a difficult period in global economy, Việt Nam has managed to lure $18 billion worth of FDI, he said, adding that it reflected how attractive the Vietnamese market remains for investors.
PM Phúc affirmed that the Vietnamese government remains committed to creating optimal conditions for foreign investors, including DP World, while developing a healthy, competitive and level playing field for all businesses.
The PM affirmed that Vietnamese agencies have been working hard to remove difficulties being faced by DP World, pledging that Việt Nam welcomes and supports the group’s plan to co-operate with Vietnamese enterprises in exploiting seaports as well as building industrial parks in Việt Nam.
For his part, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem expressed belief in Việt Nam’s economic development prospects. He said he highly valued the potential that Việt Nam’s seaport and logistics sectors have.
He held that Việt Nam has great advantage in terms of workforce, which is an important factor for the development of industrial parks. He also voiced the hope that the Vietnamese government will continue tackling obstacles facing the group, while creating favourable conditions for its projects. — VNS