US Business Ties Get Closer


A US trade mission of senior executives is visiting Viet Nam on March 8-11 to sound out business opportunities in the country, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) said.

The delegation will be in Ha Noi on March 8 and 9, then Ho Chi Minh City on March 10 and 11.

USABC President Matthew Daley, Executive Vice President Virginia Foote (also President of the US-Viet Nam Trade Council), and Raymond Sander, Chairman of the Viet Nam Council are leading the mission, comprised of over 40 representatives from 21 major American companies.

In Ha Noi, the delegation will meet with Vietnamese leaders, including Prime Minister Phan Van Khai and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan. They will also discuss their interests with senior officials from the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Planning and Investment, Industry, Finance, and Trade, and the National Assembly.

The visiting delegates will meet with leaders of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and officials from State agencies in the city.

The companies on the mission include ACE Group, AIG, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, Cargill, Citigroup, FedEx, Ford, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, McDermott, J.P. Morgan Chase, Oracle Corporation, Phillip Morris, Time Warner, UPS, and United Technologies.

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Reported by Tuong Thuy

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