Chairman of Government Office meets Vice President of US Chamber of Commerce
16:08 | 12/04/2019

VGP – Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung had a working session with Charles Freeman, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in Washington on April 11 (local time) as part of his ongoing working trip to the U.S.

Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung presents a souvenir to Charles Freeman, senior vice president for Asia at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Addressing the meeting, Dung emphasized that Viet Nam-U.S. relations have been growing finely over recent times, with two-way trade revenues maintaining a high growth rate, reaching US$60.28 billion, up 18% compared to 2017.

Touching on Viet Nam’s policies in reforming administrative procedures, improving the business climate and supporting enterprises, the official said Viet Nam has signed and participated in 12 free trade agreements (FTAs), and is currently negotiating on the signing of four additional FTAs. Since 2018, Viet Nam has reduced 3,425 out of 6,191 business conditions and 6,776 out of 9,926 product lines subject to specialized inspection, thus helping to save over 18 million working days per year, equivalent to more than VND6.3 trillion annually.

For his part, Charles Freeman expressed his gratitude for Dung’s contributions to the development of U.S. firms and their investment in Viet Nam.

Many U.S. businesses at the working session are interested in the investment environment in Viet Nam, aiming to further boost trade relations between the two countries, he said.

Lauding the open opinions raised by enterprises, Dung voiced his pleasure as they agree with the way of improving the business climate and the transparency issue of the Vietnamese Government.

He stated that the Vietnamese Government is focusing on boosting administrative reforms and economic growth in the direction of the Government being transparent with businesses and the people. Viet Nam also focuses on building e-government towards a digital government and a digital economy, in addition to accelerating institutional reforms to create transparency for people and businesses, promotinge-payment, and improving logistics performance. The determination of the Government of Viet Nam is to create a stronger clarity of accountability of state agencies with people and businesses.

On the same day, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung had working sessions with Arrow Audegot, senior public policy director for Americas at Amazon, and Wilson Del Socorro, Global Director of Government Affairs at Diageo Company.

By Vien Nhu 

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