US & Swedish businesses ready to invest into HCMC

The Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Dinh La Thang yesterday welcomed Ms Mary Tarnowka- new United States Consul General in the city .

At the reception, the city Party chief affirmed that the comprehensive partnership relations between Vietnam and the United States in general and relationship between Ho Chi Minh City and localities of the U.S have achieved great success after visits of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong to the U.S in July, 2015 and US President Barack Obama to Vietnam in May, 2016.

The city Party chief  said that the city is ready to create more favorable conditions for U.S investors within the law framework.

He called on Ms. Mary Tarnowka to help US businesses become leading investors in the city. He also hoped that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will soon be approved by the U.S National Assembly, and Fulbright University in Ho Chi Minh City will contribute to making relations between the two nations closer.

Ms Mary Tarnowka said that she has acknowledged her responsibility in promoting US investment in Vietnam.

This week, I will accompany with the US ambassador to attend a meeting with leaders of the US Commercial Chamber in Vietnam to discuss ways to attract further the U.S investors in the Vietnamese market.

Next several weeks, the US ambassador Ted Osius and ambassadors in ASEAN countries will return home to impulse TPP approval, added Mrs. Tarnowka.

On the same day, the Party chief received new Consul General of Sweden in Vietnam Pereric Hogberg.

At the working, Mr. Dinh La Thang appreciated great supports from the Swedish Government and people to Vietnam during the struggle for national independence and the country’s development.

The Party’s chief also desired that the partner will continue sharing experiences about urban management, environment protection and transport infrastructure.

Mr. Pereric Hogberg said that his country is ready to share experiences about urban development with Ho Chi Minh City, and Swedish enterprises are interested in investment in Vietnam.

In early October, the new Swedish Minister of Trade will choose Vietnam as the first destination of  his tournament in the Southeast Asian countries.

By Thuy Vu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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