Prime Minister Phuc Meets with AmCham to Discuss Bilateral Trade Ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his wish that US enterprises strong in digital economy will enhance cooperation and transfer technology to Vietnam. The government leader made the statement during a reception in Hanoi on September 10 for AmCham member companies supporting the 2018 US-Vietnam Business Summit. The Prime Minister said Vietnam appreciates its ties with the US, which have been growing over the past years. US exports to Vietnam have also grown in recent times, he added. The PM affirmed that the Vietnamese Government has always and will continue to offer support for US firms doing business in Vietnam, considering it an important factor of bilateral ties. AmCham Executive Director Adam Sitkoff thanked the PM for hosting the delegation, which he said reflected on his strong commitment to promoting bilateral economic and trade links. He informed the host that the delegation had discussed digital economy development with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Vietnam-US Business Summit earlier in the morning. US firms highly value the Vietnamese PM and Government’s efforts in improving administrative reform and business climate, as well as attracting foreign tourist arrivals, he said, adding that they are very interested in the Vietnamese market. At the meeting, representatives from US firms expressed their determination to expand business operations in Vietnam and wished that the Vietnamese Government and the PM would create more favourable conditions for them to do business in the country, especially in the fields of digital economy and connectivity, smart city development, pharmaceuticals, energy, and high-quality human resources training.