(MPI) - On June 18, 2020, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dzung had a meeting with Mr. Michael Greene, Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Vietnam and presented the Achievement Award “For the career of Planning and Investment in Vietnam” to Mr. Craig Hart, Deputy Country Director of USAID and Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Senior Program Manager and consultant in private sector, USAID.
Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung, Mr. Michael Greene, Mr. Craig Hart and Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy. Photo: MPI
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung appreciated the growing cooperation between USAID and Vietnam in general and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in particular in recent years. He also informed that the 9th Session of the XIV National Assembly had passed important contents, including laws and resolutions drafted by the Ministry of Planning and Investment, i.e. Law on Enterprise (amended), Law on Investment (amended), Law on Public-Private Partnership (PPP), National Assembly's Resolution on recognition and enforcement of decisions of investment dispute settlement authorities in Vietnam under the Investment Protection Agreement between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on one side and the European Union and European Union member countries (EVIPA) on the other.
On June 17, 2020, the Prime Minister signed the Decision No. 850/QD-TTg on establishing a Working Group to promote foreign investment cooperation in order to attract quality projects that have large-sized capital and high technology, innovative, viral, committed to cooperating and creating favorable conditions for Vietnamese enterprises to participate in the value chain, investing in high value-added stages associated with human resource training cooperation and R&D, promoting digital economy and contributing positively to the development of Vietnam's private economy, said Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung.
Speaking at the ceremony, USAID Country Director Michael Greene thanked Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung for taking the time to receive the delegation and highly appreciated the achievements of Vietnam and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in recent years. He acknowledged the companion efforts and contributions of Vietnamese USAID officials. During his tenure in Vietnam, Mr. Craig Hart and his colleagues have made positive contributions, boosting the assistance and cooperation of USAID for Vietnam.
In recognition of the contribution to the development of the Planning and Investment sector, Minister Nguyen Chi Dzung presented the Achievement Awards of "For the Career of Planning and Investment" to Mr. Craig Hart and Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, at the same time, expected that they would continue to make positive contributions to Vietnam's socio-economic development process.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Craig Hart and Ms. Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy expressed their honor and gratefulness to the support of the Ministry of Planning and Investment over the past time and affirmed their continued efforts for the development of Vietnam in general, and the Planning and Investment sector in particular.
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