The Vietnam-Bulgaria Business Forum opened in the central city of Da Nang on April 8, in the presence of Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Vasilev Oresharski, who is making a visit to Vietnam from April 6-9.

The PM said the forum, which was jointly held by the Bulgarian Embassy in Vietnam and the Da Nang-based Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, offered a chance for businesses of the two countries to set up multifaceted cooperation ties in a more effective manner.

The attendance of 23 Bulgarian companies and 50 Vietnamese businesses based in Da Nang in the event shows their interest in seeking investment chances in either country, according to the PM.

In the context of the global economic crisis, the Bulgarian economy is still developing, proving its stability, he said, adding that the country always considers Vietnam as an important partner.

PM Oresharski also said he believes that after the event, bilateral ties will see bright prospects, especially in the issues of common concern.

Earlier the same day, the city’s leaders met with the Bulgarian PM.

While briefing the guest of the city’s socio-economic achievements and its preferential treatment to foreign investors, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Van Huu Chien expressed his hope of building close connections and cooperation with Bulgarian partners in many fields, especially trade, investment and tourism.

The city’s authorities pledged to support and create the most favourable conditions for Bulgarian businesses to invest in Da Nang .

For his part, PM Oresharski said he hopes Vietnam and Bulgaria , which possess fine traditional relations, as well as Bulgarian localities and Da Nang , will develop long-term cooperation in all sectors.

PM Oresharski and his spouse visited Hoi An ancient town the same day.-VNA