|At the reception (Photo: VNA)
During a reception in Hanoi on Thursday for a delegation of over 40 businesses from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue said their working trip is a vivid demonstration of the development of Vietnam-US ties on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of bilateral comprehensive partnership this year.
Two-way trade hit a record 123 billion USD last year, making Vietnam one of the eight biggest trade partners of the US.
Hue said Vietnam will continue listening to feedback from the business community and creating favourable conditions for them to do business successfully in the country.
A USABC representative said the US enterprises hold high trust in Vietnam’s development prospects in the future and commit to doing long-term business in health care, green growth, renewable energy in tandem with environment protection.
They also offered suggestions related to digital transformation, renewable energy, taxation, bidding, logistics and health care, among others.
Chairman Hue said the Vietnamese National Assembly will pass several laws in the near future to facilitate digital transformation and wished that the USABC would give opinions to the Vietnamese legislature to complete legal framework for the field.
Welcoming win-win policy dialogues, he suggested the USABC and its member enterprises help the Vietnamese firms access advanced technology and new solutions, join the global supply and value chains, carry forward cooperation in fields of Vietnam’s priority and the US’s strength such as hi-tech, innovation, green growth, digital economy, circular economy, intellectual economy, finance-banking, health care, hi-quality personnel training, infrastructure and environment.
They were also urged to offer financial and expertise assistance to start-up, hi-tech, added value and competitive projects, as well as come up with solutions to environment protection.
On the occasion, Hue wished that the USABC, with its prestige and networking, would further uphold its role as a bridge strengthening cooperation between the US Government, Parliament and the Vietnamese Government and National Assembly, prioritize cooperation initiatives involving the theme and priorities of APEC Year 2023 hosted by the US, and regularly update Vietnamese partners on market information and business connectivity activities.