A delegation from the Ministry of Industry and Trade led by Minister Vu Huy Hoang is on a working visit to China from Oct. 11-14, to discuss measures to raise two-way trade to 25 billion USD by 2010.

The visit is to implement agreements signed in Hanoi last month at the first meeting of the Vietnam-China trade cooperation working group under the economic-trade cooperation committee, and discuss detailed measures to reach the goal laid out by the two countries’ leaders of raising two-way trade to 25 billion USD by 2010 as well as finding ways to overcome obstacles and facilitate two-way trade.

At the talks with a Chinese delegation led by Chinese Minister of Commerce Chen Deming, the Chinese side agreed with Vietnam’s proposals on issues such as bilateral and multilateral trade, regional and bilateral cooperation in industry and investment, and the two ministries’ joint participation in Vietnam-China Friendship Year 2010 as well as all-around cooperation.

While in China, the Vietnamese delegation made a tour of Chinese companies managing projects which are involved in electricity, construction, metallurgy and paper in Vietnam./.