Vietnamese Ambassador to Argentina Dang Xuan Dung speaks at the event (Source: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – The Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Argentine Chamber of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific held a talk in Buenos Aires on March 15 on business opportunities through international and specialised trade fairs in Vietnam.

The talk was attended by representatives from Argentinean enterprises who want to intensify cooperation with Vietnamese partners.

Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador Dang Xuan Dung briefed participants on the economic development of Vietnam.

With its foreign policy of openness, multilateralisation and diversification of international relations and integration in the world economy, Vietnam has gained great achievements, with a GDP growth rate of 6.81 percent in 2017 – its highest-ever level.

Last year, the country’s total trade turnover also reached a record high, at 425 billion USD, a four-fold increase after 10 years of World Trade Organisation membership. Vietnam also entered the list of nations seeing the highest tourism growth rates for the first time when it served nearly 13 million foreign tourist arrivals, a year-on-year rise of 30 percent.

Dung said the talk offered a chance for Argentinean enterprises to access information about trade fairs which are about to be held in Vietnam, so they can seek cooperation opportunities with Vietnamese partners.

Lorena Gonzalez, a representative from the Argentine Chamber of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific, expressed her hope for more chances for Argentinean enterprises to learn about Vietnam’s business market and international trade fairs in the country.

At the event, a representative from Vietnam’s Office of Commercial Affairs in Argentina introduced Argentinean enterprises to major trade fairs held in Vietnam annually and their benefits.

The official affirmed that Vietnam’s favourable investment environment and open and more diverse market will open up opportunities for Argentina’s partners.

Two-way trade rose from around 300 million USD in 2006 to over 3 billion USD in 2016.-VNA