Vietnamese Ambassador Vinh spoke of his great appreciation for the many years of cooperation between Arkansas and Vietnam. The ambassador has suggested that the Arkansas government could create favourable conditions for Vietnamese businesses, such as the investment project of the Vinh Long company, and the Vietnamese community living and working in Arkansas. On this occasion, Ambassador Vinh also invited Governor Asa Hutchinson to visit Vietnam.
Governor Asa Hutchinson commended the Vinh Long company, which is the first Vietnamese company to invest in the US state of Arkansas, saying he is ready to help businesses tackle any initial difficulties to develop and invest in Arkansas for the long run.
At a round table discussion with the business community, Ambassador Vinh addressed many of the concerns of businesses regarding the economic potential, opportunities, and business environment in Vietnam.
In addition, he visited the head office of Murphy Oil in El Dorado, Arkansas. The Ambassador expressed his desire for Murphy Oil to expand its investment in Vietnam.
Earlier, in Florida, Ambassador Vinh had a meeting with Congressman Ted Yoho, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Subcommittee of the US House of Representatives and visited a number of localities and trade and research agencies of the state.
The official also worked with some local businesses, leaders of the Biotechnology Research Centre of the University of Florida, and had a talk with lecturers and students of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps.