Sep 04, 2021 / 22:07

Vietnam Gov’t shares concern of foreign businesses: PM

The prime minister reaffirmed Vietnam’s commitment to strengthening the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership.

The Vietnamese Government shared concerns and difficulties facing foreign businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said in a meeting with US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Christopher Klein and US firms in Vietnam on September 4.

 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the meeting. Photos: Nhat Bac

The prime minister reaffirmed Vietnam’s commitment to strengthening the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership while expressing appreciation for the US support in the form of vaccines and medical equipment to aid the Covid-19 fight.

According to Chinh, the current hardship is only temporary as the local authorities are putting in place measures to contain the pandemic.

Chinh also referred to his decision to set up taskforces specialized in addressing concerns from the business community, including foreign companies, that have been severely affected by the pandemic.

 Overview of the meeting. 

Meanwhile, government agencies have been tasked with setting up an economic recovery plan amid the pandemic to ensure safety during the production process.

At the meeting, representatives of US firms stressed the necessity to maintain supply chains and movement of goods, while calling for support from the authorities in creating favorable conditions for foreign experts and firms to gain access to vaccine supplies.

Regarding Covid-19 vaccines, Chinh noted the Government has been pushing for the vaccination strategy and continue to prioritize vaccine allocation for workers and foreign experts.

 US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Christopher Klein. 

“Covid-19 pandemic is a global issue, which needs a global approach to deal with,” Chinh stressed, calling for understandings and solidarity from all sides with the spirit of sharing risk and harmonizing benefits.

Chinh also proposed the US Government and businesses continue supporting Vietnam in accelerating the vaccination strategy to fully contain the pandemic.

US Embassy Charge d’Affaires Christopher Klein expressed his belief that strong cooperation from Vietnam and the US would help both countries soon overcome the pandemic.

Klein said the bilateral comprehensive partnership has been progressing well in all spheres and brought mutual benefits for the two sides.