Businesses from the Mekong Delta have attended a seminar on the potential of trading with African, Western and South Asian markets held in Tien Giang province on August 6.

They learnt that Africa and the Middle East with a population of over 1 billion, offers a huge potential for Vietnamese products such as farming and industrial equipment, electronic and electrical appliances and foodstuffs.

Imports are estimated to reach 665 billion USD a year while Vietnam ’s exports were modest at just 1 billion./.