VOV.VN - Adam Boehle, CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has expressed his appreciation for the effective co-ordination between Vietnam and the United States to produce and distribute medical supplies and protective equipment as a means of fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
|Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc presents made-in-Vietnam face masks as gift to Adam Boehle, CEO of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) (Photo: VNA)
During a meeting held in Washington DC on June 2 with the Vietnamese Ambassador to the US Ha Kim Ngoc, Boehler stated that the DFC always places great importance on co-operative efforts and sees Vietnam as a preferred partner in future US-based projects.
As a development finance agency for the US Government, the DFC is currently initiating a range of measures to support investment projects in developing countries globally, especially those in energy, infrastructure, and the digital economy.
At a regional level, the DFC pays close attention to supporting development projects that are underway in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, as well as those which specialise in producing strategic products that are suitable for the supply chain of the US, the DFC chief explained to the Vietnamese diplomat.
He added his hopes that agreements can be reached in an effective manner during working meetings held between the DFC and various Vietnamese agencies, including the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
In response, Ambassador Ngoc shared the nation’s experience in containing the COVID-19, as well as its priorities in efforts to initiate an economic recovery, whilst simultaneously promoting regional and global co-operation in its role as the ASEAN Chair 2020.
The Vietnamese diplomat also applauded the DFC’s role and voiced his hope that both sides will soon move to implement specific co-operation projects regionally.
With this year marking 25 years since the normalisation of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Ambassador Ngoc called on the DFC to continue to make contributions to relevant activities in the near future, including joining both the ASEAN-US and Vietnam-US conferences regarding investment co-operation within the region.
To mark the occasion, the Vietnamese diplomat presented made-in-Vietnam face masks as gifts to DFC staff. In return, Boehler and representatives from DFC expressed their sincere thanks for efforts made by the Vietnamese Embassy and related businesses to share their experience, while noting their appreciation for the quality of the face masks produced by the country.