Cook visits Vietnam to drink coffee, and Apple announces to increase investment in Vietnam.

The chief executive of American tech giant Apple, Cook, visited Vietnam for two days. After arriving in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, on Monday morning, he followed the local custom, and tasted the local characteristic drink "egg coffee" with Vietnamese diva My Linh and others.

On the same day as Cook's visit to Hanoi, Apple issued a statement on its official website stating that it will increase spending on Vietnamese suppliers, but did not disclose details, specific amounts, and the destination of the funds.

Since 2019, Apple has invested nearly 400 trillion Vietnamese dong through its supply chain partners in Vietnam, and the annual expenditure on Vietnam has more than doubled during the same period.

After Cook arrived in Hanoi, he said that he looks forward to communicating with content creators, students, and customers in Vietnam to understand how they use Apple's products. He also said that in addition to collaborating with local suppliers, he also supports the clean water source program and environmental education to continue to strengthen the connection with Vietnam.

According to the report of VnExpress, an online media in Vietnam, Cook took a private plane to Hanoi and then checked into a five-star hotel, and the schedule was very tight. Cook will meet with well-known content creators in Vietnam and app store program developers.

In recent years, Vietnam has become the most important production hub for Apple outside of China. Its suppliers, Lixun Precision, Foxconn, Compal, and GoerTek have set up factories in Vietnam and hired more than 150,000 Vietnamese people. To reduce its dependence on China, the US President Biden administration announced in September last year to upgrade the US-Vietnam relationship to a "comprehensive strategic partnership" to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in important industries such as semiconductors.

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