America is taking notice of Vietnam startups: Obama

US president Barack Obama talks with Vietnamese entrepreneurs at Dreamplex on Tuesday.

The US government and corporations are hoping for more exchange of knowledge between the two countries, US president Barack Obama told Vietnamese entrepreneurs during his three-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation.

“Your success sends a message to global investors about this country’s incredible potential for innovation. Hopefully it also encourages other Vietnamese entrepreneurs to chase that new idea and start the new company, which will continue to fuel an ever-expanding Vietnamese economy,” he commented, while hosting a session for Vietnam’s startup community at Dreamplex co-working space in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday evening.

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