Vietnam, Egypt seek stronger trade, culture, tourism cooperation hinh anh 1An overview of the forum (Photo: VNA)

Cairo (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt Tran Thanh Cong  called on Egyptian investors to seek trade, culture and tourism cooperation opportunities in Vietnam during a business forum in Hurghada city in Red Sea province on July 6.

At the event, Ambassador Cong said that Vietnam and Egypt have enjoyed growing traditional friendship with the signing of agreements in many areas after visits by senior leaders of both sides between 2017 and 2018.

He introduced the economic situation in Vietnam as well as the great potential of the country’s tourism sector with attractive landscapes such as Ha Long Bay and Nha Trang beach.

He held that Vietnam and Egypt boast high potential and advantages in boosting ties in various areas.

Particularly, Red Sea governorate is a major tourism destination of Egypt with advantages in maritime economic development, he noted, advising local firms to explore investment opportunities in maritime economy and tourism in Vietnam.

At the event, Egyptian firms proposed that the Vietnamese Embassy and the Red Sea Chamber of Commerce to support tourism firms in the locality to open their representative offices as well as restaurants and hotels in Vietnam, thus increasing the number of tourists to each other country.

Some suggested that the two sides cooperate in producing products serving tourism activities, while showing their hope to learn from Vietnam’s experience in human resource training in all fields, including tourism.

Earlier, during his working trip to Hurghada, Ambassador Cong met with Chairman of the Red Sea Chamber of Commerce Khaled Reda, during which both sides expressed their wish to further promote cooperation in agriculture, aquatic farming, garment and textile, and tourism.

Khled Reda proposed that Vietnam create favourable conditions for businesses from both countries to access each other’s goods. He suggested the Vietnamese Embassy strengthen connectivity among enterprises of both sides via organising trade promotion conferences and forums.

The same day, the Vietnamese Embassy delegation also met with leading firms of Red Sea governorate to introduce Vietnamese companies to them.

Within the forum’s framework, the embassy held a culinary event and a photo exhibition to introduce the culture, nation and people of Vietnam as well as the country’s economic achievements after 35 years of renewal. The activities concluded on July 7./.