Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh during his receptions for leaders of several global and U.S. corporations on Thursday afternoon (local time), such as Apple, Boeing, Google, and Siemens proposed them to expand their businesses in Vietnam.
Nick Ammann, vice president for global government affairs at Apple, and an Apple high-ranking delegation said Vietnam is an important market and has much potential for cooperation.
Apple is interested in clean energy strategies and the approach to clean energy for Apple contract manufacturers in Vietnam, Ammann said.
The Apple representative also wanted to jointly organize training programs for software personnel in Vietnam, which has developed strong human resources in the digital economy.
PM Chinh congratulated Apple on its achievements in Vietnam and around the world, adding that he welcomes businesses that enhance the use of clean energy and training for human resources in the hi-tech sector to invest in Vietnam.
The Vietnamese government leader suggested Apple should consider expanding its business scale and enhance localization in Vietnam; act as a bridge for other U.S. companies and Apple’s partners to increase their investment in this Southeast Asian nation; support Vietnamese firms in upgrading their manufacturing capacity; as well as study the establishment of a research and development center at the Vietnam National Innovation Center (NIC).
He hoped that Apple will help turn Vietnam into an important link in its supply and production chain.
Apple contract manufacturers operate 32 plants in Vietnam, with Apple’s export revenue in Vietnam reaching some US$30 billion last year.
|Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) shakes hands with a Boeing leader, September 21, 2023. Photo: Nhat Bac / Vietnam Government Portal|
The Vietnamese cabinet leader proposed Boeing expand its production and supply chains in Vietnam, including the development of a maintenance facility; work closely with Vietnamese partners to facilitate the delivery of aircraft as part of deals inked by both sides.
During his reception for Karan Bhatia, vice-president for government affairs and public policy at Google, PM Chinh spoke highly of Google’s support for the NIC and endorsed Google’s business expansion plan in Vietnam.
He called on Google to collaborate with Vietnam to ensure information safety and offer digital skills training to Vietnamese human resources.
For his part, Bhatia said that Google is seeking to invest in cloud computing in Vietnam and support the country in organizing virtual learning activities.
|Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (R) shakes hands with Karan Bhatia, vice-president for government affairs and public policy at Google, September 21, 2023. Photo: Nhat Bac / Vietnam Government Portal|
The top Vietnamese official also met with representatives of Siemens Healthineers, which seeks to further expand its business, share its experience in the healthcare sector in Vietnam and receive support from the Vietnamese government.
|Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh witnesses the signing of some cooperation deals between Vietnamese and U.S. agencies, enterprises, and localities, September 21, 2023. Photo: Nhat Bac / Vietnam Government Portal|
After the separate receptions for these corporate leaders, PM Chinh witnessed the signing of some cooperation deals between agencies, localities, and businesses in the two countries.
Among them, the administration of Hai Phong City, located in northern Vietnam and some Vietnamese, U.S. firms exchanged memoranda of understanding to develop three industrial zones, the Nam Do Son seaport complex project and other hi-tech projects that are expected to help Hai Phong implement its green growth strategies.
The above-mentioned events are part of PM Chinh’s ongoing trip to the U.S. to attend the high-level General Debate of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.