Government leader urges UK group to expand operations in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the UK’s Jardine Matheson Group to expand operations in Vietnam, helping to promote the growing strategic partnership between the two countries.

PM Phuc told Jardine Matheson Chairman Henry Keswick in Hanoi at a reception on February 17 that the Vietnamese Government has been taking various measures to create a favourable business environment in line with international standards and free trade agreements Vietnam has joined for foreign enterprises, including Jardine Matheson.

The PM hailed Jardine Matheson’s diverse and successful investment and business activities around the world, adding that the Government and agencies of Vietnam will continue to provide the best possible conditions for the firm to expand operations in the country.

Henry Keswick highly appreciated the vigorous growth of Vietnam’s economy, noting that the group is bolstering cooperation with Vietnamese businesses, especially the Truong Hai Auto Corporation (THACO) – one of the biggest private groups in the Southeast Asian nation.

Jardine Matheson plans to make long-term investment in Vietnam, he said, expressing his hope that the group will receive more support from the Vietnamese Government and relevant agencies.

Keswick affirmed his group's readiness to partner with Vietnamese enterprises to contribute to fostering the bilateral strategic partnership in the future.