The Hanoitimes - At the meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Hanoi on February 17, CEO of Unilever Paul Polman said that Vietnam is an important market of Unilever and committed to continuing long-term business in the country.
Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Xuan Phuc received Mr. Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, a UK-Dutch multinational consumer goods company, on February 17 during his coming visit to Vietnam.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets CEO of Unilever Paul Polman
At the reception, PM Phuc
lauded Unilever’s new projects in Vietnam, and spoke highly of the group’s investment and cooperation with local firms in high technology and agriculture in line with improving income for farmers and developing rural areas.
The PM praised the Unilever executive’s visit, highlighting that the relations between Vietnam and the Netherlands is growing, especially in trade and investment.
The Government leader expressed his hope that Unilever will achieve more success in the Vietnamese market.
He pledged that Vietnam is trying best efforts to improve its business environment to support the long-term operation of foreign investors.
For his part, Polman said that Vietnam is an important market of Unilever.
Since starting its investment in Vietnam in 1995, Unilever has not only invested in production but also in human development, the Unilever CEO said, adding that the Unilever Vietnam has had a Vietnamese leader for the first time.
He revealed that Unilever has launched a new factory in the northern province of Bac Ninh, adding that it is a huge project of Unilever in Vietnam which applies the highest environment protection standards.
Besides, Unilever is also operating cooperative projects with Vietnamese businesses in information technology and agriculture, including a tea growing project with the aim of contributing to improve Vietnamese farmer’s income, Polman said.
CEO Polman pledged to continuing long-term business in Vietnam. He wished to continue receiving the Vietnamese Government’s and agencies’ support, especially having a stable, sustainable and smooth investment and business environment for the firm’s operation.
Translated by Thu Minh