Seminar seeks opportunities for Vietnamese businesses abroad hinh anh 1The seminar draws heads of 94 Vietnamese representative agencies abroad and many businesses(Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A seminar was held on December 10 in virtual and in-person forms for heads of Vietnamese representatives abroad and businesses, aiming to seek measures to promote the economic diplomacy to serve the country’s development.

The event focused on finding cooperation orientations and giving practical solutions to foster coordination between the diplomatic sector and business community during the production and business recovery and development in the new normal situation.

Opening the event, Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu noted that the 13th National Party Congress’ Resolution clarifies the role of economic diplomacy for national development with people, localities and businesses put at the core of services. This is also a task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and 94 representative agencies of Vietnam abroad, he said.

Vu said that the seminar, which is the first of a series of events held within the framework of the 31st Diplomatic Conference, is a chance for heads of the agencies to share information on the situation, trends of foreign markets and opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises.

The official held that Vietnam is experiencing a special period in which the business community is working to adapt to changes in the world and the country towards greener and more sustainable growth, and to impacts by COVID-19.
Seminar seeks opportunities for Vietnamese businesses abroad hinh anh 2Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu (R) chairs the event (Photo: VNA)

He expressed hope that through the seminar, businesses will receive market information and forecast as well as warnings that help them expand trade, investment and tourism activities abroad and seek support in removing difficulties in partnering with their foreign peers.

He asked the heads of Vietnamese representative agencies abroad to update businesses on the latest trends in trade, investment and production activities in other countries, as well as information on innovative technologies, education and training, and labour, while giving them advice on how to make the best use of the information.

Following the opening session, participants discussed opportunities and new business trends amid COVID-19 situation in various areas such as trade, investment, production, science, technology and renovation.

The seminar includes five sessions during which businesses will engage in direct discussions with heads of Vietnamese representative agencies in America, Europe, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia-South Asia-South Pacific, and Middle East-Africa./.