Scene of the meeting (Source: VNA)
Auckland (VNA) – The liaison board of the Vietnamese business association in New Zealand was officially established during a meeting with Vietnamese businesses operating in the country jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

The five-member board will give support and share business opportunities among Vietnamese enterprises in the host country while serving as a bridge to connect those businesses with local firms. It also works to bring New Zealand businesses to Vietnam.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Viet Dung briefed the participants on the sound relations across politics, diplomacy, economy and trade between the two countries in the past years.

He said that the development of their comprehensive partnership towards a strategic partnership is billed as the foundation for both sides to boost bilateral trade in general and activities of Vietnamese enterprises in New Zealand in particular.

He expressed his hope that the association will continue serving as a useful channel to enhance coordination and information exchange between the two countries’ firms.

Hailing the Vietnamese Embassy’s initiative to organise the meeting, MoIT Deputy Minister Nguyen Cam Tu highlighted that free trade agreements which both Vientam and New Zealand are joining like ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA), Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will help the two nations strengthen their trade ties.-VNA