Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Executive Chairman of the US's Alphabet Inc Eric Schmidt (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc suggested Google open an official representative office in Vietnam to jointly handle issues that may arise while receiving Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the US's Alphabet Inc, Google’s parent company, in Hanoi on May 26.

He welcomed the Alphabet Executive Chairman’s visit, saying Google is doing well in Vietnam with many of its products becoming popular with Vietnamese people and businesses.

The PM affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always makes it easy for foreign businesses to invest and do business successfully in the country.

As the two countries have huge potential for cooperation, the upcoming official visit to the US by a Vietnam’s high-ranking governmental delegation will seek to step up economic, trade and investment ties for mutual benefits, the Government leader said.
 
He asked Google to work closely with the Vietnamese side to tackle distorted information violating Vietnamese law posted by some elements on the Internet.

He spoke highly of Google’s assistance to the Vietnam Farmers’ Association to help train digital literacy for dozens of thousands of farmers.

Alphabet’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt affirmed that his company supports the cooperation between Vietnam and the US.

He said he is impressed with Vietnamese people using YouTube for education purpose, noting Vietnam ranks second globally in using the website.

He said he just attended the inaugural ceremony of a Google-sponsored project to train digital literacy for Vietnamese farmers. The project will enable those living in remote and rural areas to use information to serve their daily life and production.

Eric Schmidt said his company will work closely with Vietnam to remove evil information infringing Vietnamese law and will study the opening of a representative office in the country.-VNA