Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway Le Thi Tuyet Mai attended activities during the Norwegian seafood fair on January 20-21 with a view to promoting bilateral collaboration in the fisheries sector.

Vietnam and Norway have boasted fisheries cooperation since 1972, one year after the two countries set up their diplomatic ties, with a number of training and research cooperation programmes, Mai told IntraFish reporters, citing a project between the Nha Trang Fisheries University and Norwegian counterparts to assess the impacts of climate change on the coastal eco-system and the fisheries sector.

Such collaboration serves as a firm foundation for both countries to expand their business relations in this field, she noted.

The ambassador also mentioned the success of Norwegian seafood enterprises operating in Vietnam such as EWOS, Skreting and PHARMAQ - the first vaccine producer for tra fish in the Southeast Asian nation.

On the occasion, Ole Heanes from Norway ’s trade office in Hanoi , briefed the fair participants on the potential of the Vietnamese seafood market and called on his country’s businesses to increase investment in Vietnam.

Norway is the world’s seafood superpower with 95 percent of its products exported to over 140 countries.-VNA