Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s activities in Washington

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue in Washington DC on Tuesday (local time). He affirmed that Vietnam attaches importance to economic-trade-investment collaboration with the US and wishes to boost bilateral economic ties for mutual benefits.

Vietnam will create more favorable conditions for the US to bring products to the market while improving the business and investment environment, he said.

The US officials agreed that the two countries have complementary economies, adding that the US treasures economic-trade ties with Vietnam and welcomes Vietnam to continue pursuing economic reforms and international integration, facilitating US firms to invest and do business.

Speaking at a meeting with leading enterprises of the US and at the banquet jointly held by the US Chamber of Commerce and the US-ASEAN Business Council, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc applauded US firms' investment in Vietnam. He asserted Vietnam's determination to promote renovation and international integration, and implement measures in line with fair trade rules. Phuc also responded to businesses' concerns about operation in Vietnam. US firms affirmed their support for strengthened relations between the two countries, saying that the Vietnamese Government's policies created a fair environment for foreign enterprises, including those from the US.

The same day, PM Phuc received the World Bank's Regional Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific, Victoria Kwakwa, during which he asked the bank to continue supporting Vietnam in both international assistance and economic and financial policy consultation. She said the World Bank's Boards of Directors supports Vietnam's measures to promote economic restructuring and growth expansion, affirming that the bank will continue to make it easy for the Vietnam Government to achieve stronger development.

Source: VOV5