Over 600 overseas Vietnamese (OVs) flocked to a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on January 22 in celebration of the Year of the Cat.

The event included dialogues between OVs and municipal authorities on policies to promote the OV community’s potential as well as on investment, trade and services. The dialogues provided OVs with information on investment climate, business opportunities, trade stimuli and new policies of the southern economic hub.

Organisers from the municipal liaison association to OVs said they expected the event would help attract an increasing number of OVs to invest and open business back home.

Overseas Vietnamese with successful business in Vietnam, such as Nguyen Tri Dung from Japan, Do Ngoc Quynh from Germany and Duong Duc from France, shared their experiences with younger generations, dealing with investment climate and overcoming challenges in doing business in Vietnam.

The OVs were also provided with free consultation on applying for nationality, real estate development, investment, business establishment, tourism and employment./.