The meeting between Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and chairman and managing director of the Jardine Matheson Group Ben Keswick in Hanoi on September 10th. (Photo:

At a reception for the group’s chairman and managing director Ben Keswick in Hanoi on September 10th, the Deputy PM said Vietnam is restructuring State-owned enterprises and groups, which bring many opportunities for international investors.

“The Vietnamese government and agencies will continue to create favorable conditions for foreign investors such as Jardine Matheson Group to expand their production, business and investment in Vietnam,” Mr Dung said.

He took the occasion to express joy at the development of the Vietnam - UK strategic partnership, particularly the growing economic, trade and investment ties. Bilateral trade rose 9.5 percent to reach USD6.74 billion in 2018.

Keswick agreed with the host that Vietnam has great potential and offers many opportunities for investors with commitment to long-term investment.

He appreciated the Vietnamese government’s policies to attract investment and improve business environment, and affirmed that his group will continue to expand its presence in Vietnam while studying new possibilities in areas of Vietnam’s priority./.