US-ASEAN Business Council Hosts Luncheon and Business Forum for Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of Vietnam on the sidelines of UN General Assembly

(New York, NY) - Today, on the sidelines of the 78th United Nations General Assembly in New York City, the US-ASEAN Business Council (USABC), the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU), and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) co-hosted a luncheon and business forum in honor of His Excellency Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam. 

The business forum, featuring Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, is significant in that it follows the historic announcement of upgrading the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship to the highest level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. ​ 

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh was accompanied by key government leaders and met with leading U.S. businesses from various industries, including energy, semiconductors, banking and finance, ICT, travel and tourism, aerospace, and defense and security. ​ 

“Trust is the foundation of our relationship, and the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership that we have just achieved together has demonstrated the highest level of trust.”, said Amb. Ted Osius, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council. “Looking ahead, we anticipate vast collaboration opportunities across all sectors, and today's presence of representatives from America's leading companies shows the U.S. business community's strong commitment to making this partnership a success.” 

In his keynote remarks and during the fireside chat session with U.S. business leaders, the Prime Minister emphasized that economic, trade, and investment cooperation are the cornerstones of the two countries' relationship. He underscored the pivotal role of the American private sector in advancing Vietnam's aspirations for green transition, digitalization, and innovative technological advancements. 

“For the business community, an enhanced bilateral economic relationship between the U.S. and Vietnam will reinforce cooperation in many areas, including growth in trade and investment. Collaborations have surged across diverse sectors, including aerospace, healthcare, science, technology, climate, energy security, and agriculture.”, said Dr. Brendan Nelson AO, President of Boeing Global. 

The luncheon and business forum in honor of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh were generously sponsored by Boeing, GE Vernova, Warburg Pincus, Estee Lauder, Lockheed Martin, Pacifico Energy, Cheniere Energy, and Intel. 



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Since 1984, the US-ASEAN Business Council has been the premier advocacy organization for U.S. corporations operating within the dynamic Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Worldwide, the Council's membership of nearly 170 companies generates almost US$7 trillion in revenue and employs more than 14.5 million people.  Today our members include the largest U.S. companies conducting business in ASEAN and range from newcomers to the region to companies that have been working in Southeast Asia for more than 100 years. The Council has nine offices around the globe, in Washington, DC; New York, NY; Bangkok, Thailand; Hanoi, Vietnam; Jakarta, Indonesia; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Yangon, Myanmar.


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