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President hails GE plans for VN

Update: April, 15/2017 - 09:52
President Trần Đại Quang (R) receives US General Electric (GE) Group Chairman Jeffrey Immelt in Hà Nội yesterday. – VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam welcomes the US General Electric (GE) Group’s plan to expand its investments in energy, aviation, and medical equipment in Viet Nam, President Trần Đại Quang said yesterday. 

These are sectors in need of foreign investment, he told GE Chairman Jeffrey Immelt.

The President praised GE’s operations in Việt Nam, saying the group has made practical contributions to economic, trade and investment co-operation between Việt Nam and the US, boosting bilateral comprehensive partnership. 

He mentioned US President Donald Trump affirmation that he would work to boost economic, trade and security co-operation with Việt Nam as also co-ordinate on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Trump also said he would consider attending the 25th APEC Summit in Việt Nam, Quang noted. 

He said APEC 2017 presented opportunities for governments and enterprises to strengthen co-operation, suggesting that GE and other US firms continue investing in Việt Nam and pushing the US Government to strengthen win-win economic and trade relations.

Quang also called on US businesses to support Việt Nam in hosting the APEC 2017, including funding the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC 2017). 

He appreciated the letter that GE sent to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, calling on him and the US President to attend APEC Việt Nam 2017. 

Immelt informed his host that GE has invested in a factory producing wind and steam turbines to supply the group’s subsidiaries in Việt Nam and other countries. – VNS



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