PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held separate meetings with the Ambassadors of Sweden and Myanmar, Camilla Mellander and Win HLaing, who came to say goodbye at the end of their tenures in Vietnam.

At a reception for Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander, the PM affirmed that Sweden is Vietnam ’s important partner, expressing his hope for enhanced trade and investment ties between the two countries.

Vietnam is making all-out efforts to improve its investment climate, he said, calling on Swedish investors to increase their presence in the Southeast Asian nation.

The host highly appreciated Sweden ’s assistance to Vietnam in poverty reduction, health care, energy, justice and rural development, among others.

The PM said he hopes that the ambassador, in any position, will contribute to bolstering the Vietnam-Sweden relationship.

For her part, Camilla Mellander said many multinational Swedish companies like Volvo, Ikea and Comvik are interested in the Vietnamese market.

She noted her belief that bilateral trade and investment ties will thrive in the time ahead, especially after the EU-Vietnam trade agreement officially comes into force.

At a meeting with Ambassador Win HLaing, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc reassured that Vietnam always attaches importance to and wishes to develop the friendship and multi-faceted cooperation with Myanmar , for the sake of the two countries’ people, for cooperation and solidarity within ASEAN, and for peace, stability and cooperation in the region and the world at large.

Vietnamese businesses are keen to cooperate with their Myanmar partners, he said, calling on Myanmar to facilitate their operation in the country.

The ambassador pledged that he will make more contributions to strengthening the collaboration between the two countries.-VNA