NA Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân (right) meets with President of China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Co-operation Xu Guojian. VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đức
BEIJING — Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân met with executives of some Chinese businesses in Beijing on Wednesday as part of her ongoing official visit to China.
The businesspeople included Executive Chairman of the Board of China Energy Engineering Corp Ltd Wang Jianping, Chairman of Alpha King Real Estate Development JSC Wang Weixian, Vice Chairman and General Director of Ping An Insurance Company Song Chengli and President of China Jiangxi Corporation for International Economic and Technical Co-operation Xu Guojian.
Ngân said her visit was intended to continue the implementation of high-level agreements reached by Việt Nam and China as well as co-operation agreements between their legislatures.
She noted that China is Việt Nam’s largest trade partner and Việt Nam is China’s largest trade partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
She said Việt Nam recorded economic growth of 7.08 per cent in 2018 and 6.76 per cent in the first six months of this year, with stable macro-economic indicators and a low inflation rate.
She attributed the growth to the contributions of both domestic and foreign-invested businesses.
Foreign businesses in Việt Nam must fulfill commitments in project progress and quality and protect the environment, which, the top legislator said, is of special concern to Việt Nam.
Việt Nam is attracting investment in some major areas, especially in projects that target environmental protection, sustainable development and cutting-edge technological transfer, Ngân said.
The Chinese businesspeople told the Vietnamese legislator about their firms’ operations and potential in insurance, finance, infrastructure construction and energy.
They said Việt Nam is among the countries experiencing the most rapid economic growth worldwide and boasts substantial potential for further development, expressing their wish to run long-term businesses in the country.
On Wednesday evening, Ngân joined by her host - Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) of China Li Zhanshu - attended an art performance in Beijing. The event named “Friendship Bridge” and organised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. — VNS