Businesses from Vietnam and the Umbria region of Italy met in Hanoi on April 25 to discuss ways to strengthen links.

Addressing the event, held by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM), Italian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam said Italian businesses’ visit to Vietnam shows their interest in investment and trade opportunities with the country.

He added that the firms are on the road to achieving their goal of increasing their investment in Vietnam.

Michele D’Ercole, ICHAM Chairman, said the Italian businesses hope to introduce their products, while offering technological training to their Vietnamese partners to help them access the latest technologies.

Despite modest trade between Vietnam and Italy, Vietnam remains a promising market for Italian businesses.

Last year, Italian firms invested 250 million USD in Vietnam.

The visiting businesses operate in various areas, including food, cosmetics, pharmaceutical products, construction materials, healthcare , vehicle manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

During the meeting, they expressed their hope to work with Vietnam’s relevant ministries and branches to learn more about the country’s laws, investment policies and mechanisms.

They also hope to get an overall snapshot of Vietnam’s economy to find more opportunities in the country.-VNA