The largest French-language TV channel in Belgium, RTBF, aired a reportage on November 30 on the occasion of the cooperation between Walloon Region and Vietnam entering the 20th year.

The report recalled that Wallonia Export & Investment Agency (Awex)’s office in Vietnam was established in 1994 with the aim of promoting bilateral ties between the French-speaking community in Belgium and Vietnam, a member of the Francophone community.

The relations have expanded over time, the report said, highlighting a project in the medical sector under which the University of Liège ( ULg ) and the Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy had worked closely to train family doctors in Vietnam, boosting health care services in rural areas and reducing the burden of major hospitals.

In the field of economic ties, the TV footage cited the example of Sopura, a world leading provider of cleaning and disinfection solutions in the beverage and food industries, which has just invested a million EUR to build its plant in Vietnam.

Jean-Claude Marcourt, Minister of Economy and Foreign Affairs of Wallonia, encouraged investors to do business in the Southeast Asian nation due to its growth potential, abundant and low-cost human resources.

The TV report said Vietnam is among the most dynamic Asian countries and an ideal destination for foreign investors.-VNA