NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets US businesses hinh anh 1An overview of the meeting from Hanoi (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had an online working session with a high-ranking business delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) on September 30 at the request of the council’s President & CEO Ted Osius.

The Vietnamese top legislator highly valued the great contributions by Osius, who is also the former US Ambassador to Vietnam, and other US officials to the Vietnam-US relations over the years, as well as the contributions of US business community and the USABC to the economic development in Vietnam as well as the comprehensive partnership between Vietnam and the US.

He affirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to the ties with the US and hopes to promote the Vietnam-US comprehensive partnership. He said practical outcomes have been seen in action plans that the Vietnamese Government has made to boost bilateral economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries.

Hue thanked the valuable support that the US Government, people and businesses have given to Vietnam in COVID-19 prevention and control, especially through vaccine provision, helping the country control the pandemic soon and gradually resume production and economic development.

NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue meets US businesses hinh anh 2National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue  (middle) chairs the meeting (Photo: VNA)

Hue also lauded US pharmaceutical firms such as Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for supplying vaccines for Vietnam, especially during the fourth wave of COVID-19 in the country with the dangerous Delta variant.

He expressed his hope that participants will discuss issues of shared concern of Vietnam and the USABC as well as specific matters of US investors.

For his part, Ted Osius hailed Vietnam’s efforts to ensuring that all people and businesses can adapt to the new situation and improving COVID-19 approaches. He underlined the USABC’s hope to cooperate with the Vietnamese Government in maintaining production, creating jobs and promoting economic development.

The US business community commits to supporting the dual targets of Vietnam in controlling the pandemic and boosting economic development at the same time, as well as the country’s adaption to the 'new normal'./.