Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng receives the UK's Jardine Matheson Group’s chairman and managing director Ben Keswick in Hà Nội on Tuesday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Dân
HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng has urged the Jardine Matheson Group of the UK to expand investment in Việt Nam, suggesting potential areas such as infrastructure, energy, support industry and tourism.
At a reception for the group’s chairman and managing director Ben Keswick in Hà Nội on Tuesday, the Deputy PM said Việt Nam was restructuring State-owned enterprises and groups, which bring many opportunities for international investors.
“The Vietnamese government and agencies will continue to create favourable conditions for foreign investors such as Jardine Matheson Group to expand their production, business and investment in Việt Nam,” Dũng said.
He took the occasion to express joy at the development of the Việt Nam-UK strategic partnership, particularly the growing economic, trade and investment ties. Bilateral trade between the two countries rose 9.5 per cent to reach US$6.74 billion in 2018.
Keswick agreed with the host that Việt Nam had great potential and offers many opportunities for investors with commitment to long-term investment.
He appreciated the Vietnamese government’s policies to attract investment and improve its business environment, and affirmed that his group would continue to expand its presence in Việt Nam while studying new possibilities in areas of Việt Nam’s priority. — VNS