Leaders of the Business Association of Overseas Vietnamese in the US (BAOOV-US) started their working visit to Hanoi on June 9 to boost trade and investment between US and Vietnamese businesses.

According to BAOOV-US Executive Director Calvin P. Tran, the visit aims to introduce the Maryland-based Vietnam Business Centre (VBC) where Vietnam ’s products are showcased and Vietnamese enterprises place their representative offices.

The BAOOV-US leaders will meet with Vietnamese businesses to promote investment cooperation programmes and call on local importers and exporters wishing to trade with US distributors to open representative offices at VBC.

They will accompany Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley during his working sessions with Vietnamese representatives to foster cooperation between the US and Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular.

During their three-day visit, the delegation plans to work with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the State Committee on Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (COVA) and the Vietnam-US Businessmen’s Club./.