NDO/VNA - Vietnam hopes to push up its comprehensive partnership with the US for the long-term benefits of the two peoples, National Assembly Vice Chairman Phung Quoc Hien said on March 3.
Receiving Alexander Feldman, President and CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council, in Hanoi, Hien also said the two sides should further accelerate the implementation of measures aimed at intensifying the bilateral relations, especially in economy – trade, defence – security, science and technology, education and training, health care, environment, and humanitarian activities.
Hien expressed his hope that the council will continue closely cooperating with and serve as an important bridge in bringing US businesses to Vietnam, thus helping strengthen the bilateral relations.
It was that time of the year again, as I have written previously, when the US-Philippines Society (USPS) held its Board of Directors Meeting and Business Mission here in Manila.
The society was launched in 2012 and I remember flying to Washington DC with our chairman, Manuel V. Pangilinan, to attend its inaugural ceremonies.
With headquarters in the US capital, USPS was launched with a mission of enhancing and strengthening relations, and, simultaneously, raising awareness of today’s Philippines through programs on business, governance, culture, shared history, education, strategic issues, and conflict resolution.
Its programs reach policy makers and influencers in DC and beyond, likewise attracting interest from the growing Fil-Am community in the US.
Now on its eighth year, USPS is recognized as the premier organization in both countries that promote Philippines-US relations.
(Jakarta) – On February 26, the US-ASEAN Business Council led a delegation of leading U.S. companies to Jakarta as part of its second Food and Agriculture Industry Mission to Indonesia. The Council delegation met with Indonesian government officials, local associations, and key stakeholders in the food and agriculture sector to discuss how the U.S. business community can support Indonesia’s agriculture development objectives and help strengthen the role of the agriculture sector as an engine of growth for Indonesia’s economy. The mission was co-led by Shay Wester, Senior Director of Food and Agriculture and Mr. Pushpanathan Sundram, Senior Advisor Public Policy & Government Affairs, Elanco Animal Health and Chair of the Council’s Food and Agriculture Committee.