Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Phil Falcone, Senior Managing Director of Harbinger Capital, in New York on September 27 (Photo: VNA)

New York (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Phil Falcone, Senior Managing Director of Harbinger Capital, and Timothy Geithner, Director of Warburg Pincus, in New York on September 27.

At the meetings, the Prime Minister said that Harbinger Capital and Warburg Pincus - the two major financial investment companies – have expanded their operation and investment in Vietnam, especially in tourism, contributing to the country’s economic development and job generation.

He affirmed the Vietnamese Government always creates favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from the United States, via building a fair and favourable business and investment environment for enterprises.

Leaders of the two US firms expressed their pleasure to meet Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the US, and said they believe in Vietnam’s growth potential as well as economic development policies of the Vietnamese Government. They pledged to continue long-term investment in Vietnam.

The meetings took place on the sidelines of the high-level general debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Earlier, the Prime Minister chaired a seminar on investment attraction in Vietnam with leading US enterprises.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to deliver a speech at the high-level general debate of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly and have bilateral meetings with foreign leaders on September 27.-VNA