PM Phuc meets business leaders on sidelines of WEF-ASEAN

VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met on May 12 with leaders of major businesses on the margins of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2017 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Meeting with Linda Seah, Vice President of Ireland’s Shire Plc, PM Phuc applauded the group’s application of high technology in medical treatment in Vietnam. He also welcomed Shire Plc’s plan to expand its operations in the country in the future.

Receiving Magesvaran Surajan, President of Asia Pacific Selling and Market Operations of the US’s Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company, the Vietnamese government leader greatly evaluated the group’s business activities in Vietnam as well as its practical support and active participation in APEC events in 2017. He asked P&G to continue long-term investment in Vietnam to help boost the country’s economic ties with the US.

PM Phuc met with Doreen Steidle, Asia-Pacific Regional Head for Group Government Affairs with the UK’s HSBC, where he said the bank’s financial and banking services have helped improve competitiveness of Vietnam’s credit-banking system. He called on HSBC to cooperate with commercial banks of Vietnam to expand their overseas activities.

At a meeting with Vice President of the US’s GE group Christian Bennett, the cabinet leader hailed the group's investment expansion plan in Vietnam and its cooperation with Vietnamese partners in energy development. 

Phuc said he hopes GE will actively back activities within the APEC Year 2017 in Vietnam.