A forum was held in Melbourne city, Victoria State of Australia on December 1 to connect Vietnamese businesspeople in the country.

During the event, the participants shared experience in doing business and invest in Vietnam and discussed measures to boost Vietnamese exports to Australia. They agreed that Vietnam needs to have clearer and more consistent policies to attract the overseas Vietnamese business community.

Addressing the forum, Hoang Minh Son, Vietnamese Consul General to Sydney, praised the efforts and contributions of entrepreneurs in Australia to fostering bilateral economic-trade relations between the two countries.

The diplomat expressed his wish that they will enhance solidarity and contribute more to the homeland’s socio-economic development.

President of the Vietnam Business Association in Australia (VBAA) Tran Ba Phuc said the forum helped Vietnamese businesspeople aboard update information on the country’s situation as well as new polices in the international economic integration.

The event, firstly held in 2009, serves as an important bridge between entrepreneurs in Australia and domestic relevant agencies and businesses.

Set up in 2010, VBAA has seen incessant growth with more than 200 members. This year, it established a branch in Sydney, New South Wales State and is targeting two others in the States of Queensland and Victoria.-VNA