Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission (R) receives Kent Walker, Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam always creates favourable conditions for foreign businesses, especially those from the US like Google, to do business in the country, said Nguyen Van Binh, head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

At a reception for Kent Walker, Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and Chief Legal Officer at Google, in Hanoi on December 10, Binh, who is also a Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee, expressed his delight at the successful operation of Google in Vietnam with a range of products becoming popular among Vietnamese consumers and businesses.

He praised Google for coordinating with Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications in building a process of dealing with law violations based on Google’s platforms. He also spoke highly of the US group’s Vietnam Digital 4.0 programme, which aims to provide free training on digital skills for 500,000 medium- and small-sized enterprises in Vietnam in order to help them improve competitiveness and develop business opportunities in the digital economy.

He asked Google to continue cooperation with and support for Vietnam in information technology development, especially in innovative startup and technological ecosystem development, and human resources training.

During its operation in Vietnam, the group needs to pay more heed to preserving and promoting the cultural identities of Vietnamese people, especially in the context of the booming Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), Binh stated.

For his part, Kent Walker thanked the Vietnamese Party and Government for facilitating his group’s activities. He showed his impressions on the economic achievements Vietnam has made over the past time as well as appreciated the country’s efforts in reforming administrative procedures and improving the business and investment climate.

Mentioning Google’s determination to expand business operations in Vietnam, he affirmed that the group is willing to support Vietnam in easily engaging in the digitalisation of the economy - one of the important trends of the world today.-VNA