Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and US former Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson
(Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for US former Ambassador to Vietnam Pete Peterson in Hanoi on January 18.

Peterson expressed his delight over the thriving ties between the two countries, especially after the US’s removal of trade embargo on Vietnam. He said that it is a great honour for him to serve as the first US Ambassador to Vietnam.

There are several investors showing their interest in the operation of the Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway, he said, adding that he has made efforts to seek corporations who have strong financial capacity and considerable experience to invest in the project.

PM Phuc spoke highly of Peterson’s thorough understanding about Vietnam, asking him to send documents to competent authorities in Vietnam to discuss his initiatives further.

He ordered the Ministry of Transport to coordinate with relevant agencies to study and propose specific plans.-VNA