Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc receives Iranian Ambassador to Việt Nam, Saleh Adibi in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất
HÀ NỘI – Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc hosted a reception for Iranian Ambassador to Việt Nam, Saleh Adibi, during which he called on Iran to make it easy for Vietnamese firms to expand investment in the Islamic nation.
Saleh Adibi appreciated the Vietnamese Government’s positive reforms in many fields, especially in trade and investment, saying that his country wishes to further boost the traditional friendship between the two nations.
He called for cooperation between the two countries in banking with the establishment of a joint committee to boost this link, adding that he hopes two-way trade will hit US$2 billion by 2020.
The ambassador also suggested the two sides step up collaboration in tourism, science, technology and agriculture.
Meet with Siemens CEO
Also yesterday Prime Minister Phúc lauded Siemens AG’s co-operation with Việt Nam across various fields during his reception in Hà Nội for Joe Kaeser, President and CEO of the German group.
The PM hoped Siemens increases its collaboration with Việt Nam in services, production, and investment as well as areas in which Việt Nam obtains high export turnover, so Siemens’s initiatives for the fourth industrial revolution can be transferred to Việt Nam.
He highlighted Việt Nam’s advantages, such as its position as a gateway to the ASEAN market and the country’s engagement in 12 free trade agreements with major partners worldwide, saying that Siemens AG can access a significant market through Việt Nam.
For his part, Kaeser said Siemens is willing to assist in personnel training and promote cooperation with Việt Nam in fields such as energy and information technology. Transport infrastructure development is the premise for industrialisation and modernisation, he added. — VNS