“Vietnam Day” held at int’l fair in Cuba hinh anh 1The 33rd Havana International Fair 2015 (Source: VNA)
Havana (VNA) - A “Vietnam Day” was organised on November 3 in the framework of the 33rd Havana International Fair 2015 (FIHAV 2015) to promote Vietnamese goods.

At the event, Bui Thi Thanh An, deputy head of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), highlighted the great opportunities to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation created by Cuba’s process of economic model updating.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Cuba Duong Minh stressed the great significance of economic cooperation to the traditional and friendly relations between the two countries.

Antonio Carricarte, Cuban Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, emphasized the business opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises in Cuba, especially in construction, renewable energy, foods, and software products.

The Cuban official suggested that Vietnamese enterprises should invest in the Cuba’s key priority fields, including healthcare, pharmaceutical products, and biotechnology.

24 Vietnamese businesses are joining 4,500 foreign exhibitors from 60 countries and territories worldwide at the 33rd Havana International Fair 2015 (FIHAV), which is taking place in Havana from November 2-7.

According to the statistics released by the MoIT, Vietnam-Cuba trade turnover reached 205 million USD in 2014, of which, Vietnam exported goods worth 199.5 million USD.

Vietnam mainly exports to Cuba cereals, confectionary, footwear, ceramics and sanitary products, building materials, coal, garments, and chemical products, while importing pharmaceutical products.-VNA