Vietnam pledges favourable legal environment for Swedish investors
  • | vov | April 08, 2017 06:47 PM
National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan affirmed Vietnam's commitment to create a favourable legal environment for Swedish investors, including those from Stockholm at an April 7 meeting with Mayor of Stockholm Eva Louis Erlandsson.

The NA leader suggested Mayor Erlandsson encourage local enterprises to boost partnerships with Vietnamese localities in economics, trade, investment, culture and tourism in the near future.

She underlined the need to augment economic, trade and investment cooperation between the two countries in line with the potential and aspiration of both sides.

Vietnam is desirous of learning Sweden’s development experience, including socio-economic development and issues related to environmental protection and sustainable growth, Ngan said, adding that her visit is designed to reinforce the Vietnam-Sweden relations as well as the partnership between the two parliaments in particular.

The top legislator said she hopes Mayor Erlandsson and other leaders of Stockholm continue supporting the Vietnamese community in the city to enhance their role as a bridge for the stronger relationship between Stockholm and Vietnamese localities as well as between the two nations.

Chairwoman Ngan proposed Stockholm build twin relations with Vietnam’s economic and tourism hubs such as Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Mayor Erlandsson in turn said that along with achievements, Stockholm, a small city with a population of around 1 million people, is facing challenges pertaining to immigrant workers and housing.

From one of the dirtiest cities in Europe 40 years ago, the city was recognized as the first green city of Europe in 2010 with clean water and fresh air, she said, attributing the success to the effective operation and management of water treatment companies.

The Stockholm leaders also shared their experience in restoration and maintenance of architectural works as well as the e-government application.

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