VGP – Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải suggested the US continuing to support Việt Nam in researching and evaluating effects of climate change and response measures, especially tackling issues related to the construction of hydroelectric system on the Mekong River.
Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải received on November 16 Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thomas F. Vilsack.
Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải receives Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thomas F. Vilsack, Hà Nội, November 16 – Photo: VGP/Lê Tuấn
Việt Nam committed to improving the quality of agricultural and aquatic products and hoped that the US will provide more technical assistance in the field, said the Deputy PM.
The two nations’ trade in agriculture and seafood earned US $4.8 billion in turnover in 2011.
Mr. Thomas F. Vilsack said the establishment of the Working Group on Agriculture will enable the two sides to develop agricultural cooperation in the future, especially the cooperation in responding to climate change.
The US side will strengthen cooperation in scientific researches, technology application, and profession exchange and create favorable opportunities in importing Vietnamese agricultural products.
Việt Nam now ranks 15th among the largest traders with the US and is expected to be one of the 10 biggest partners of the US in the future, he added.
Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải receives Swedish State Secretariat for Economic Affairs Marie Gabbrielle Ineichen Fleisch, Hà Nội, November 16 – Photo: VGP/ Lê Tuấn
The same day, Deputy PM Hoàng Trung Hải received Swedish State Secretariat for Economic
Affairs Marie Gabbrielle Ineichen Fleisch.
Deputy PM Hải thanked Sweden for its supports for Việt Nam in the recent years, especially its commitment to providing Official Development Assistance (ODA) for Việt Nam till 2016.
The State Secretariat confirmed that in her capacity, she will promote the bilateral cooperation in banking, industry, construction, education and training.
Some big Swedish banks showed their interests in expanding investment and operation in Việt Nam in the fields of finance, banking, airport construction and electricity production.
The Deputy PM highly valued Swedish businesses’ interests in and initiatives for the Vietnamese market. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government will create favorable conditions for Swedish businesses to further invest in Việt Nam.
By Thùy Dung