Vietnamese localities seek stronger cooperation with the US

10:31 | 20/03/2018 Cooperation

The potential and advantages of localities in Vietnam’s key central economic zone were introduced at the “Meet the USA 2018” conference, which took place in the central city of Da Nang, on March 5.

The signing ceremony between the Foreign Ministry and Coca-Cola Vietnam

The event was jointly held by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Da Nang People’s Committee, the US Embassy and the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (AmCham).

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son speaking at the conference - Credit: VOV

In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Permanent Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son highlighted the tangible and effective cooperation between Vietnamese and US localities and businesses across a variety of fields.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink speaking at the event - Credit: VOV

Vietnam attaches significant importance to its relationship with the US and is ready to cooperate with the country in order to continue its reform and renovation process, whilst also creating a favorable business environment, Deputy Foreign Minister Son noted.

He described the cooperation between Vietnamese localities and US businesses, partners and localities as a pillar of the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership, which was first established in 2013.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink affirmed that US firms will stand side by side with their Vietnamese partners in development, calling on Vietnam to further push international integration and facilitate the operation of US enterprises in Vietnam.

At the conference, Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho introduced the potential and advantages of Da Nang in the fields of economics, trade, and international investment, especially its ties with US localities and businesses.

The “Meet the USA” Conference featured four sessions, focusing on Vietnam-US trade and investment prospects in 2018 – 2020, smart cities – high technology, start-ups, education and workforce.

On this occasion, the External Affairs Department under the Foreign Ministry and Coca-Cola Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.