Vietnam and Mexico still have room to further increase their economic cooperation to match the good political relations between the two countries, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Mexico Le Linh Lan.

Addressing a workshop on December 15 in Mexico City, where local enterprises seek opportunities for investment and tourism promotion in Vietnam, the ambassador noted that bilateral trade exchange is likely to surpass 1.8 billion USD in 2014, but the figure is small compared with the total foreign trade values of 780 billion USD and 280 billion USD of Mexico and Vietnam, respectively.

During the event, Mexican business representatives said a lack of knowledge and accurate information about Vietnam and its market and culture is a major obstacle for them in trade with Vietnam.

They put many questions on Vietnam’s law and administrative procedures on investment and trade. Many expressed the wish to visit Vietnam to study the market.

A photo exhibition was also held in the framework of the workshop to introduce to the Mexican friends about Vietnam, its people and culture in the process of international integration.-VNA