PM Pham Minh Chinh hosts business, university leaders in UK
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives leaders of Oxford University. (Photo: Duong Giang/VNA)
NDO/VNA – Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted leaders of ten foreign corporations and leading British universities in Edinburg, Scotland, on October 31 (local time), as part of his visit to the UK for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
During the meetings, PM Chinh held that despite impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam has been highly regarded by the international community for its efforts to fulfill the twin goals of keeping the virus at bay and boosting economic growth, and for remaining a safe and attractive FDI destination.
Sharing concerns of foreign investors in Vietnam over the COVID-19 fallout, the PM said the Vietnamese Government and public agencies will continue to create favourable conditions for them to grow successful and sustainable business in the long term in the spirit of “harmonizing benefits and sharing risks.”
Meeting Prof. Mohammed Abdel, head of the UK’s University of Liverpool and principal of Switzerland’s Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies, the Vietnamese leader asked the professor and University of Liverpool to continue coordinating with Vietnam in training human resources and developing strategies, policies and mechanisms in response to climate change in the Mekong Delta particularly, environment protection, and emerging epidemics.
Agreeing with PM Chinh’s proposals, Abdel said his university wants to bolster specific cooperation projects with Vietnam to produce practical results.
Talking to President of Pacific Land Group Patrick McKillen, Chinh highly spoke of the group's projects in Vietnam, especially Hanoi Biotech Park, which would help the country in coping with impacts of climate change and emerging epidemics.
McKillen, for his part, voiced his hope to be able to run long-term and stable business in Vietnam and revealed his intention to build a major hub for biotechnology studies in the country.
PM Chinh also had meetings with business leaders from large energy companies, including Enterprize Energy, Siemens, and JAKS Malaysia, during which he welcomed these companies to expand operation in Vietnam and called for more private investment in developing and providing hi-tech solutions for energy projects in the country.
All the guests expressed their delight at Vietnam’s socio-economic development and COVID-19 response, saying they hope the Government of Vietnam to maintain and reinforce investment attraction incentives and provide all possible favourable conditions for them.