Vietnam, Argentina seek ways to boost economic partnerships

(VOVWORLD) - A Vietnam-Argentina business forum took place in Hanoi on Thursday with a view toward promoting cooperation between the countries’ enterprises.
Vietnam, Argentina seek ways to boost economic partnerships - ảnh 1Argentine President Mauricio Macri (standing) addresses the business forum in Hanoi on February 21 (Photo: VNA) 

The event, held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), was part of the State visit by Argentine President Mauricio Macri. It attracted representatives of more than 300 businesses from the two nations. In his address, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam noted Argentina’s investment in Vietnam remains modest with only four projects, adding that the Vietnamese Government highly values these pioneer investors and hopes for more investment projects from the South American country. Vietnam pledged to create favourable conditions for foreign investors, including those from Argentina, to do long-term business, Dam said. At the forum, President Macri said Argentine businesses want to partner with Vietnamese firms which share common interests. He said Argentina not only wants to export agricultural products to Vietnam but is also looking for ways to cooperate in agricultural technology development, telecommunications, the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, and football development. At the forum, representatives of the countries’ ministries, agencies and businesses discussed the advantages and potential of the two economies, along with measures to boost business-to-business connections.