A total of 107 delegates representing Canadian businesses and socio-economic organisations attended a Canada-Vietnam trade and investment forum in Vancouver on April 26.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Canada Le Sy Vuong Ha spoke of Vietnam ’s nation and people as well as its trade, investment and tourism potential.

Trade counsellor Ha Ke Tuan briefed the participants on the two countries’ trade figures, bilateral cooperation agreements in trade, economics and investment, Canada ’s direct investment in Vietnam and Vietnam ’s projects calling for investment.

Former Canadian consul general in Ho Chi Minh City Bill Johnston spoke of Vietnam ’s opportunities and the challenges of doing business in the country.

The forum was expected to meet the Canadian business sector’s desire to expand business relationships and export markets./.