Former UK PM offers assistance in identifying high-profile investors as strategic partners of SOEs.
During his meeting with Mr. Tony Blair yesterday, Prime Minster Nguyen Tan Dung thanked Tony Blair Associates and the former British PM for its advice and recommendations, which he characterized as being valuable to Vietnam.
He hoped that Mr. Blair, with his prestige and experience, will help to invite more investors to Vietnam to conduct investment or become strategic stakeholders in equitized State-owned enterprises (SOEs). The PM also asked Mr. Blair to work towards enhancing the Vietnam - UK strategic partnership, not only in economics, trade and investment but also in the fields of education and training and science and technology.
Mr. Blair told PM Dung that SOE reform and private sector empowerment are common trends worldwide and have brought about prosperity and well-being to the people and the economy in general.
The former British PM said that he will select specific projects in Vietnam to introduce to large companies around the world so they may cooperate with the government in public-private partnership (PPP) deals. He also vowed to help Vietnam find high-profile investors as strategic partners in SOE equitizations.