The event in Hanoi on April 23 aims to connect Vietnamese businesses with members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) hosted a networking event in Hanoi on April 23 to connect Vietnamese businesses with members of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI).

CACCI President Jemal Inaishvili and more than 30 leaders of major businesses, who are on a working visit to Vietnam, took part in the event.

The enterprises are from such economies as Australia, India, Nepal and Taiwan (China) and operate in various fields, including textiles-garment, cosmetics, consumer goods, distribution, food processing, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, construction, information technology, and tourism.

In his opening remarks, VCCI Vice Chairman Doan Duy Khuong highlighted the importance of cooperative relations between VCCI and CACCI, stressing the connectivity between businesses of Vietnam and regional countries, especially amid the growing international economic integration.

Khuong noted that Asia-Pacific can be considered the world’s largest region which is home to many big countries like Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, Russia and India. Total GDP of the member economies has reflected the potential of this region, he said.

Since the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) was signed, the potential for cooperation with major economies and markets has become almost unlimited, helping Vietnamese firms to promote exports and imports, access advanced technologies, and improve their management and governance capacity.

CACCI President Inaishvili applauded the outcomes of Vietnamese enterprises, including major strides in economic development over the past years. The growth of the Vietnamese business community demonstrated the Government’s efforts to create a favourable business environment, he said.

Inaishvili said the event to connect Vietnamese firms and CACCI members would open the door for intensive and extensive cooperation across the region.

He also took this occasion to invite VCCI leaders and Vietnamese companies to attend the CACCI conference in Istanbul, Turkey, in late 2018.-VNA