Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosts business, university leaders in UK

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosted leaders of ten foreign corporations and leading British universities in Edinburg, Scotland, on October 31 (local time), as part of his visit to the UK for the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính tiếp Giáo sư Mohammed Abdel, Hiệu trưởng Đại học Liverpool, đồng thời đại diện cho Viện Nghiên cứu Hume của Thụy Sĩ. (Nguồn: VGP)
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (right) hosts Prof. Mohammed Abdel, representative of the UK’s University of Liverpool. (Photo: VGP)

During the meetings, Chinh held that despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Viet Nam has been highly regarded by the international community for its efforts to fulfill the twin goals of keeping the virus at bay and boosting economic growth, and for remaining a safe and attractive FDI destination.

Sharing concerns of foreign investors in Viet Nam over the COVID-19 fallout, the PM said the Vietnamese Government and public agencies will continue to create favourable conditions for them to grow successful and sustainable business in the long term in the spirit of “harmonizing benefits and sharing risks.”

Meeting Prof. Mohammed Abdel, representative of the UK’s University of Liverpool, the Vietnamese leader asked the professor and the University of Liverpool to continue coordinating with Viet Nam in training human resources and developing strategies, policies and mechanisms in response to climate change in the Mekong Delta particularly, environmental protection, and emerging epidemics.

Agreeing with Chinh’s proposals, Abdel said his university wants to bolster specific cooperation projects with Viet Nam to produce practical results.

Talking to President of Pacific Land Group Patrick McKillen, Chinh highly spoke of the group's projects in Viet Nam, especially Hanoi Biotech Park, which would help the country in coping with the impacts of climate change and emerging epidemics.

McKillen, for his part, voiced his hope to be able to run a long-term and stable business in Viet Nam and revealed his intention to build a major hub for biotechnology studies in the country.

Chinh also had meetings with business leaders from large energy companies, including Enterprize Energy, Siemens, and JAKS Malaysia, during which he welcomed these companies to expand operation in Viet Nam and called for more private investment in developing and providing hi-tech solutions for energy projects in the country.

All the guests expressed their delight at Viet Nam’s socio-economic development and COVID-19 response, saying they hope the Government of Viet Nam to maintain and reinforce investment attraction incentives and provide all possible favourable conditions for them.

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(Source: VNA)