Top legislator to hold online working session with US business delegation

September 29, 2021 | 17:21
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will chair an online working session with a high-ranking delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) on September 30, at the suggestion of the council’s President and CEO Ted Osius.
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue. (Photo: VNA)
Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will chair an online working session with a high-ranking delegation from the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC) on September 30, at the suggestion of the council’s President and CEO Ted Osius.

The event will be attended by the council’s President and CEO Ted Osius, Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Michael Michalak, representatives from the US Embassy in Vietnam, and executives of more than 30 leading multinational corporations in the US.

On the Vietnamese side, besides the NA Chairman, there will be the presence of Chairman of the NA’s Commission for External Relations, General Secretary of the NA and Chief of the NA Office Bui Van Cuong, representatives from NA committees, officials from ministries, central agencies and sectors, and representatives from the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Held at the request of the USABC, the session aims to demonstrate the commitment of the US private sector as a reliable partner and resource to Vietnam’s efforts to promote priority goals, particularly in digital transformation and sustainable development.

The working session will also continue to boost economic, trade and investment ties between the two countries through discussions and recommendations from US businesses regarding production and business activities and the building of priority policies, as well as Vietnam’s recommendations on US businesses’ trade, investment activities in the country.

The enforcement of free trade agreements in which Vietnam and the US have related interests such as EVFTA and RCEP will also be tabled.

The USABC is a Washington-based non-profit organisation that aims to foster economic growth and trade ties between the US and ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

The council’s President and CEO Ted Osius and Senior Vice President and Regional Managing Director Michael Michalak were both former US Ambassadors to Vietnam.

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