Deputy PM urges British conglomerate to invest more in Vietnam hinh anh 1The meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (third, right) and chairman and managing director of the Jardine Matheson Group Ben Keswick (second, left) in Hanoi on September 10 (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the Jardine Matheson Group of the UK to expand investment in Vietnam, suggesting potential areas such as infrastructure, energy, support industry and tourism.

At a reception for the group’s chairman and managing director Ben Keswick in Hanoi on September 10, Deputy PM said Vietnam is restructuring State-owned enterprises and groups, which bring many opportunities for international investors.

“The Vietnamese government and agencies will continue to create favourable conditions for foreign investors such as Jardine Matheson Group to expand their production, business and investment in Vietnam,” Dung said.

He took the occasion to express joy at the development of the Vietnam-UK strategic partnership, particularly the growing economic, trade and investment ties. Bilateral trade between the two countries rose 9.5 percent to reach 6.74 billion USD in 2018.

Keswick agreed with the host that Vietnam has great potential and offers many opportunities for investors with commitment to long-term investment.

He appreciated the Vietnamese government’s policies to attract investment and improve business environment, and affirmed that his group will continue to expand its presence in Vietnam while studying new possibilities in areas of Vietnam’s priority.-VNA