National Assembly Vice Chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển receives Chairman of the EU–ASEAN Business Council Donald Kanak in Hà Nội on Monday. Photo quochoi.vn
HÀ NỘI – National Assembly Vice Chairman Phùng Quốc Hiển affirmed that Việt Nam always provides support for investors in the country, during a reception in Hà Nội on Monday for Chairman of the EU–ASEAN Business Council Donald Kanak.
Hiển spoke highly of the council’s role in promoting ties between ASEAN and EU firms, and Vietnamese and EU enterprises in particular.
He said two-way trade between Việt Nam and the EU has kept growing over the past years. Progress has been seen in socio-culture, environment, climate change response, administrative reform.
The host expressed his delight at growing ties between the Vietnamese legislature and the European Parliament, and spoke highly of the Việt Nam – EU Comprehensive Cooperative Partnership Agreement that took effect in 2016.
He wished that both sides will soon ratify the deals, and asked the council to push for the early ratification by the European Parliament and the EU member parliaments.
Kanak, for his part, said he is accompanied by representatives from 26 EU businesses working in different areas, reflecting their commitment to doing business in Việt Nam in the near future.
He affirmed that EU firms are ready to assist Việt Nam in assuming the role of ASEAN Chair by 2020. — VNS