PM visits leading tech firms in Silicon Valley

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his entourage visited Silicon Valley and major technology companies of the US and the world there on September 18 afternoon (local time).

PM visits leading tech firms in Silicon Valley

PM Pham Minh Chinh (second from right) talks to Nvidia co-founder and President Jensen Huang (left) on September 18 - Photo: VNA

Visiting Nvidia – a leading semiconductor chip producer in the US, PM Chinh talked with Jensen Huang, co-founder and President of the firm, about the global artificial intelligence development trend, the considerable potential for the company’s cooperation with Vietnam, and the national strategy for the semiconductor industry that Vietnam is drafting.

He asked it to further increase cooperation with and expand investment in Vietnam in the fields matching its strength and the country’s priorities, provide policy advice, and assist with the training of human resources and the improvement of technological and governance capacity, thus helping Vietnam engage more deeply in global supply chains.

PM visits leading tech firms in Silicon Valley

PM Pham Minh Chinh (back, third from left) and officials witness the signing of a cooperation memoranda between the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications and Synopsys on September 18 - Photo: VNA

He also invited the Nvidia to visit Vietnam at an early date, expressing his hope that it will open a factory in Vietnam and make the country its centre in Southeast Asia.

At Synopsys – an electronic design automation company that officially joined the Vietnamese market in 2016, PM Chinh called on the firm to continue expanding its production chains and supply chains in Vietnam, which he described as objective demand.

In particular, the PM asked Synopsys to assist with the development of the Vietnam National Innovation Centre (NIC); take part in the training of high-quality human resources, including manpower for the semiconductor industry; and continue recruiting Vietnamese people in the US.

PM visits leading tech firms in Silicon Valley

The meeting between PM Pham Minh Chinh and Joel Kaplan, Vice President for Global Public Policy at Meta, on September 18 - Photo: VNA

On this occasion, in the presence of PM Chinh and officials of the two countries, Synopsys signed two memoranda of understanding on cooperation in developing integrated circuit manpower in Vietnam and supporting the development of the semiconductor industry in the country.

Also on September 18, PM Chinh visited Meta Platforms (formerly named Facebook) – a technology multinational running Facebook, Instagram, Threads, WhatsApp, and other products and services.

On the basis of the two countries’ sound political ties, he voiced his belief that cooperation with Meta will become increasingly fruitful and substantive, especially in such key areas as digital economy, artificial intelligence, digital content, innovation, and digital transformation in enterprises.

He also applauded Meta’s enhancement of collaboration with NIC as well as Vietnamese agencies and businesses in the win-win spirit to benefit both countries and bilateral ties.

Source: VNA

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