Prime Minister Chính Leads Business Summit to Advance US-Vietnam Trade & Investment
In collaboration with VCCI and the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, AmCham hosted a forum on March 8 in Hanoi to discuss the future of the bilateral commercial relationship. The US-Vietnam Business Summit brought together government and industry leaders from both countries to discuss ways to expand trade and investment, and to promote resilient, sustainable growth in Vietnam.
The event featured in-person and virtual participation by leaders and senior officials demonstrating the importance of the commercial relationship in helping the two countries strengthen their friendship and partnership. The business summit was led by Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, and highlighted by remarks from Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Marisa Lago, Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Minh Vu, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thanh Hai, Ambassadors from both nations, and high-level private sector representatives – some of whom were on their first visit back to Vietnam since the start of the pandemic.
Speakers and panel participants discussed a wide range of issues, including driving growth and innovation through the digital and creative economy, addressing energy development needs to fuel Vietnam’s future growth, and promoting sustainable investment and stable policies to energize economic recovery.
Commenting on the success of the business summit, AmCham Chairman John Rockhold said, “We were honored to have the Prime Minister lead today’s discussion. Our business community places great importance on engagement with the government and believes that robust dialogue between the government and the private sector helps lead to optimal public policy outcomes.”
AmCham, VCCI, and the US Chamber remain committed to collaborate, share best practices, educate stakeholders, and advocate for increased trade, investment, and economic growth in both Vietnam and the United States.