Tim Cook Met Vietnam PM Pham Minh Chinh at Apple Park to Discuss Supply Chain Options

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with Vietnam PM Pham Minh Chinh at Apple Park earlier this week. Cook met with Chinh to discuss the company’s relationship with Vietnam, its supply chain, and the expansion of Apple products into the market.

As reported by SGGP News (via iMore,) there were multiple reports confirming Chinh’s visit to Apple Park.

At the meeting with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, the PM underlined the cooperation in trade, investment and finance as the driving force for a robust US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership.

The report continues to state that during his meeting with Cook, Chinh said that Vietnam’s government was committed “to creating a fair, transparent and market-based business environment to help US firms and investors gain ground in Vietnam.” Chinh continued to tell Cook that “customers of all ages” enjoy and purchase Apple products.

When the discussion of Apple expanding its supply chain into Vietnam, Chinh was supposedly delighted about the country’s involvement in the global supply chain. Chinh reportedly told Cook that the country had 31 companies and 160,000 workers helping supply parts and equipment for Apple.

Chinh also reportedly told Cook that he would like to see Apple conduct more of its business in Vietnam.

He requested the corporation continue to step up its business activities in Vietnam and introduce its products to a wide range of customers. He hoped the country would soon become Apple’s model market in Asia.

Cook is said to have thanked Chinh for Vietnam’s favourable business environment. The Apple CEO is also said to have continued, stating that Apple is hoping to expand its supply chain in Vietnam. Cook told Chinh that he would consider increasing domestic suppliers plus using more domestic products on its lines.

Additionally, PM Chinh made visits to both Intel and Google this week. Doing his rounds, Chinh discussed ongoing investments and continued support of Vietnam in its high-tech fields and step-up programs.