Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Swedish Minister Ann Linde and Swedish guests. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches great importance to developing broad relations with Sweden, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told Swedish Trade Minister Ann Linde and a delegation of Swedish businesses in Hanoi on October 6.

The PM said the Vietnamese Government has sped up the improvement of the business and investment environment to attract investors, including those from Sweden .

He said the upcoming signing of the Vietnam – EU free trade agreement would open up more cooperation opportunities for business communities of the two countries.

The Government leader noted that relations between Vietnam and Sweden are developed in all fields, but the economic cooperation remains modest.

Two-way trade is still failing to meet its potential, reading just 1.2 billion USD, he said, urging the two sides to continue speeding up cooperation in order to significantly boost that figure.

Swedish Minister Linde affirmed that Sweden would further strengthen cooperation with Vietnam , particularly in the fields of health, education, science and technology, economy, trade and investment.

She said she was accompanied by the delegation with the biggest ever number of businesses seeking investment and cooperation opportunities in Vietnam./.