Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
The event was attended by Mai Tien Dung, Minister-Chairman of the Government Office and Vice Chairman of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee; Nguyen Quoc Dung, Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of the ASEAN 2020 Secretariat; Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice Chairman cum General Director of Vingroup; and Nguyen Xuan Thanh, Deputy Chairman of the Government Office and Head of the ASEAN 2020 subcommittee for materials and logistics.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mai Tien Dung welcomed and highly appreciated VinFast’s sponsorship for the Vietnam ASEAN 2020 conferences in the form of lending VinFast cars free of charge to serve the transportation of participating delegations and other relevant activities.
He emphasised that VinFast’s participation in sponsoring vehicles for delegates to the Vietnam ASEAN 2020 conferences with a “Made in Vietnam” brand is a practical action that shows the business bloc’s joint efforts with the Government in the country’s foreign affairs activities, contributing to building an image of a dynamic and creative Vietnam which always stays ready and takes the lead in an ASEAN community of safe and stable cooperation and strong competitiveness in the international arena.
“There is no better way to build and advertise the image of Vietnamese brands than the Vietnamese people using Vietnamese goods when greeting international friends,” Dung said.
He added that by facilitating VinFast cars’ involvement in serving such an important international event as the ASEAN Chair Year 2020, the Vietnamese Government wishes to convey a message of always listening, sharing, accompanying, supporting and being a firm prop for all the competent, brave, professional, ambitious and prestigious investors.
Vice Chairman cum General Director of Vingroup Nguyen Viet Quang (R) presents the symbolic VinFast key to Mai Tien Dung, Vice Chairman of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee. (Photo: Vingroup)
At the ceremony, in the witness of delegates, head of the ASEAN 2020 materials-logistics subcommittee, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, and Deputy General Director of VinFast, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, conducted the signing of the sponsorship deal and the hand-over of the first VinFast cars in service of the Vietnam ASEAN 2020 conferences. Vice Chairman cum General Director of Vingroup Nguyen Viet Quang presented the symbolic VinFast key to Mai Tien Dung, Vice Chairman of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee.
The first VinFast cars are handed over after the signing ceremony on November 6. (Photo: Vingroup)
Under the agreement, from now until September 2020, VinFast will hand over 393 VinFast Lux A2.0 and VinFast Lux SA2.0 cars to the materials and logistics subcommittee to ferry delegates to the Vietnam ASEAN 2020 conferences. All of these vehicles meet the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ requirements on security, safety and protocol standards. In addition to the sponsorship of vehicles, VinFast will also be responsible for providing relevant services to ensure the vehicles are constantly at their best during their mission.
In its ASEAN Chair Year 2020, Vietnam will hold around 200 meetings and seminars at different levels, of which VinFast cars will participate in about 30 main conferences, including SOM meetings across the three pillars, ministers’ meetings and two summits.