The Vietnamese Government always creates favourable conditions for foreign businesses, including those from Switzerland, and considers their success as Vietnam’s own success.

The statement was made by Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai at a reception for a visiting Swiss delegation in Hanoi on Oct. 24.

The visit is part of activities to implement agreements reached by the two countries’ senior leaders and partners during the official visit to Switzerland by Deputy PM Hai in September.

Hai briefed his guests of Vietnam’s socio-economic situation, particularly in 2011, and measures to maintain the growth and development goals in the new circumstances.

He said the Swiss businesses’ visit, which aims to explore investment opportunities in Vietnam, marks a milestone in promoting economic cooperation between the two countries.

The Swiss side said they are interested in investing in finance and banking, energy, construction, pharmaceutical products and food sectors in Vietnam.

They also presented several plans on investment projects in the coming time.

Switzerland has currently 80 valid projects in Vietnam with a total registered capital of nearly 2 billion USD./.