Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with 100 overseas Vietnamese (OV) who came home to attend the “Xuan Que Huong” (Homeland Spring) 2019 programme in Hanoi on January 26.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phúc (front, C) takes photo with overseas Vietnamese (Photo: VNA)VNA
He expressed his pleasure to meet the Vietnamese expatriates representing 4.5 million Vietnamese abroad and sent his best wishes to the OV community on the occasion of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) – the biggest holiday in Vietnam.
The PM spoke of constructive ideas of the OVs and hoped they would make more contributions to the country’s development.
“The Party and State always pay attention to overseas Vietnamese and regard them as an indispensable part of the country,” he said.
The Government leader briefed the OVs on the country’s socio-economic achievements over the past years with the scale of the economy expanding to 5.5 quadrillion VND (about 240.5 billion USD) along with high economic growth, trade surplus, and improved business and investment environment.
The Party and State have spared no efforts to prevent and combat corruption and handle violations, he said.
Implementing the inclusive growth policy, the Party and Sate has paid attention to social welfare policies so that no one will be left behind, he added.
The PM hoped more OV investors would invest in Vietnam, especially when the country has joined 12 free trade agreements (FTAs), including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in the coming time.
The opportunities for investors are huge, not only in Vietnam but also in markets which Vietnam has signed FTAs with, he stressed.
PM Phuc appreciated the OV efforts to collect maps proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
He hoped the OVs would continue preserving the nation’s traditional culture and pay due attention to education and teaching of Vietnamese for their children.
He expected the OVs to further promote economic cooperation between Vietnam and other countries, especially trade and investment activities, while calling on them to invest in Vietnam and expand the distribution of Vietnamese goods in foreign markets.-