Algiers (VNA) – Over 50 local enterprises in tourism, and palm, rice, beverage, building materials and machinery production and business attended a ​workshop for Vietnam-Algeria trade and investment promotion in Biskra province on October 5.

The event was jointly held by the Trade Office of Vietnam in Algeria and the chamber of commerce and industry in Biskra to give local businesses more information about Vietnam’s key export products and boost cooperation in trade and investment between the two countries.

In his remarks at the conference, Vietnamese Trade Counsellor Hoang Duc Nhuan gave the attendees an overview of Vietnam’s economy and key export earners, including seafood, garment and textiles, footwear, rice, coffee, peppercorns, fruits, cashew nuts and more.

He invited the local companies to join upcoming expos in Vietnam, such as MTA Vietnam Hanoi 2017 in Hanoi, Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 and Vietnam International Agriculture Fair 2017 in Can Tho, Vietnam Wood 2017 and Vietnam Expo 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Nhuan, in addition to their interest in Vietnam's exports such as rice, coffee, machineries, equipment, companies from Biskra hope to export date palm, a local specialty, to Vietnam. 

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru highly spoke of potential for cooperation between Vietnam and Biskra, saying the event will help accelerate the two-way trade and investment in the future.

Tru later had meetings with head of Biskra province Ahmed Kerroun and mayor of Biskra city Slimani Azzecdine and paid visits to local date palm producers and exporters.-VNA