Deputy PM greets US business council official

Update: October, 21/2016 - 10:30
 Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh (L) meets Peter Tichansky President of the BCIU in Hà Nội yesterday. — Photo VGP

HÀ NỘI – Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh has suggested the US-based Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) endorse the early ratification and implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and help Việt Nam carry out the pact effectively.

Minh, who is also Foreign Minister, met with Peter Tichansky, President of the BCIU in Hà Nội yesterday.

The BCIU is an organisation that works to expand international trade and commerce. It has 200 member companies, including many Fortune 500 firms.

After giving a brief on his organisation’s future plan, Tichansky proposed co-operation projects to promote Việt Nam as an investment destination, including co-organising market study trips in Việt Nam for US businesses and trade promotion activities during upcoming visits of Vietnamese leaders to the US.

He also suggested the organisation of a conference on business competitiveness in Việt Nam in 2017.

For his part, Minh lauded the co-operation of the BCIU in hosting the roundtable discussion in September.

He welcomed Tichansky’s collaborative suggestions, requesting the BCIU to have detailed discussions with relevant agencies.

Việt Nam will support the BCIU in the promotion of international partnerships, Minh said, hoping for more joint projects with the organisation to deepen the Việt Nam-US comprehensive partnership.

The Deputy PM on the same day received the new Singaporean Ambassador to Việt Nam, Catherine Wong Siow Ping, as she started her term in Việt Nam. – VNS