The Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in Russia will do its utmost to help its businesses overcome any difficulties, stabilise production and assist the development of the Vietnamese community in Russia.

The assertion was made by Tran Dang Chung, President of the association, at a get-together in Moscow on March 2 to review the association’s activities in 2012 and devise orientations for 2013.

Chung highlighted the association’s achievements in helping Vietnamese businesses map out and implement long-term strategies, penetrate the Russian market, protect fellow members’ legitimate rights, as well as its attendance at the Vietnamese Business Forum in the Czech Republic and its conduct of a market survey in Krasnodar City.

In addition, the association and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) were successful in jointly organising the Vietnam-Russia Business Forum as part of President Truong Tan Sang’s Russia visit in June, 2012. It has also encouraged organisations to offer assistance to soldiers on Truong Sa Island, Agent Orange victims, and underprivileged people in Vietnam.

Mentioning the association’s 2013 missions, Chung pointed out that the association will continue participating in a number of social activities to strengthen solidarity and develop the Vietnamese community in Russia .

Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son highly evaluated and praised the association’s achievements over the past years, as well as its participation in foreign work, contributing to consolidating the Vietnam-Russia relationship.

He stressed that Vietnam began the Free Trade Area negotiations with the Customs Alliance of Russia, Belarus , and Kazakhstan , which creates an excellent opportunity for businesses from both sides.

He called on the association and its Vietnamese business members to contribute to the important upcoming Russia visits of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung, which will contribute to strengthening the traditional friendly relations, effective cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.-VNA