Argentina has chosen Vietnam as a priority export market for 2014 and 2015 under a plan to diversify its markets unveiled on January 14.

According to the plan, the Argentine Government has rolled out a list of 24 priority countries, including nine Latin American nations and 15 of the world’s emerging dynamic economies, including China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.

As part of efforts to lift exports to 94 billion USD this year and 101 billion USD by 2015, the Argentine Government will launch a series of trade promotion activities, said Minister of Industry Debora Giorgi.

She said it will send enterprises to 252 international fairs, 70 trade promotion delegations to foreign countries and welcome 22 delegations of foreign importers.

At the same time, more credit will also be offered to home exporters, the minister added.

In the last 10 years, Argentina has posted an average export growth of 11 percent each year. Last year, its shipment of industrial products jumped to 34 percent from 26 percent in 2013.

The 2013 two-way trade between Vietnam and Argentina was estimated at a record 1.5 billion USD with export surplus from the Latin American country.-VNA