A delegation from the northern port city of Hai Phong is paying a working visit to Oslo city, Norway, with the aim of finding ways for Hai Phong’s goods to enter this market while promoting business chances in Hai Phong.

The delegation, led by head of the Hai Phong Economic Zone Management Board Pham Thuyen, had working sessions with the Enterprise Federation of Norway (VIRKE) and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce.

During the meetings, Hai Phong officials introduced in details the city’s trade and investment environment as well as projects that it is calling for investment. They expressed their hope that the Norwegian business organisations will encourage Norwegian enterprises to set up their trade and investment ties with the northern port city and Vietnam as a whole.

Representatives from the VIRKE and the Oslo Chamber of Commerce said that they believe new business opportunities will be opened up in the time ahead, especially when a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union, including Norway, is signed.

The chamber’s officials also pledged to coordinate with the Hai Phong side in introducing the Vietnamese northern city to Norwegian investors via business seminars and other channels.

Meanwhile, VIRKE Director Thomas Angell shared his view on key points that Hai Phong needs to pay attention to when approaching the Norwegian market.

The Hai Phong delegation also visited the Vietnamese Embassy and met representatives of the Vietnamese community in Norway.-VNA