Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc receives Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the DP World Group (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of the DP World Group from the United Arab Emirates in Hanoi on December 14, during which he affirmed that foreign investors are important part of the Vietnamese economy.

He noted that over the past years, Vietnam has gained a number of achievements in attracting foreign investment, with 21,000 projects from 115 countries and territories worth over 300 billion USD by the end of 2015.

In 2016, amidst global economic difficulties, Vietnam has managed to lure 18 billion USD in FDI, he said, adding that the result shows the attractiveness of the Vietnamese market.

PM Phuc affirmed that the Vietnamese Government commits to creating optimal conditions for foreign investors, including DP World, while developing a healthy, competitive and equal environment for all businesses.

The PM affirmed that Vietnamese agencies have been working hard to remove difficulties that DP World is facing, pledging that Vietnam welcomes and supports the group’s plan to cooperate with Vietnamese enterprises in exploiting seaports as well as building industrial parks in Vietnam.

For his part, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem expressed belief in Vietnam’s economic development prospects. He highly values the potentials of seaport and logistics sectors of Vietnam.

He held that Vietnam has great advantage in terms of workforce, which is an important factor for the development of industrial parks. He also voiced hope that the Vietnamese Government continue tackling obstacles facing the group, while creating favourable conditions for its projects.-VNA