At the reception, Binh spoke highly of EuroCham’s activities in Vietnam, and its support for the country in improving business climate and national competitiveness over recent years.
While congratulating Jens Ruebbert on his election as Chairman of Eurocham for 2017-2018 Binh said he hopes the new leader will work hard to enhance links between the chamber and Vietnamese agencies in issues of mutual concern.
Vietnam will place priorities on accelerating reforms to fine-tune the country’s economic institution thus creating a competitive and fair business climate, and improving the national economy’s competitiveness, Binh said while affirming the country's readiness to welcome European enterprises to invest in the country.
He suggested Eurocham continue effectively cooperating with Vietnam’s agencies and organisations as a contribution to promoting the relations between Vietnam and the EU.
On the occasion, Jens Ruebbert introduced the White Book 2017 of the chamber, which analyses opportunities and challenges brought by the EVFTA.
He told his host that the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) will play a vital role in Vietnam’s global trade integration, helping the country become a promising business and investment market in ASEAN for European businesses.
He also proposed measures to more improve Vietnam’s investment and business climate in the future.