VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Ph.D. Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce, and President of Sunwah Group.
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Chairman of Hong Kong-Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce Jonathan Choi, Ha Noi, April 19, 2017 – Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu
PM Phuc expressed his pleasure at the good business performance of Sunwah Group in Viet Nam, hailing the effort and positive contributions of Mr. Jonathan Choi to the relations between Viet Nam and Hong Kong in particular and Viet Nam and China in general.
The host leader briefed the guest about Viet Nam’s positive socio-economic performance. He added that the Vietnamese Government has shifted its focus on developing agriculture and high-tech farming. Hence, he hoped that Sunwah Group would join hands with VinaCapital to boost investment in the sector.
The two-way trade ties between Viet Nam and Hong Kong touched US$ 7.5 billion last year and US$ 2 billion in Q1, 2017. The PM took the occasion to seek the guest’s support to raise the trade volume to US$ 8 billion in 2017.
PM Phuc also pledged that the Vietnamese Government would continue to develop the domestic market and create favorable ways for foreign investors including Sunwah to do successful business in Viet Nam.
For his part, Mr. Jonathan Choi stressed that Sunwah has been a friend of Vietnamese people since its first presence in the country 47 years ago.
As Chairman of the China-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Hong Kong-Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce, the guest leader had relations with other economic groups and corporations from China, Hong Kong, and the rest of the world.
Hence, he expressed an aspiration to consider Viet Nam as his second home and support his partners to do fruitful business in Viet Nam.
The Chairman also showed his interests in the ongoing SOEs equitization process in Viet Nam and developing infrastructure projects for mutual benefits. Over the last 47 years, the Hong Kong-based group poured around US$ 7 billion of investment into Viet Nam and expected to beef up investment activities.
The Chairman also revealed that Sunwah is also interested in supporting the country to develop culture and education and contribute to the educational reform in Viet Nam./.
By Kim Anh