Webinar seeks ways to connect young entrepreneurs in HCM City and Indonesia hinh anh 1Do Viet Ha, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations, speaks at the event. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) in coordination with the Indonesian Consulate General in the city held a webinar on December 21 to promote investment collaboration between Vietnamese and Indonesian young entrepreneurs.

Addressing the event, entitled “Building resilience and adapting to new normal: from the perspective of young entrepreneurs”, Do Viet Ha, HUFO Chairman, emphasised that Vietnam and Indonesia have many similarities in culture and history. The two countries have always been important partners of each other, with many favourable conditions to strengthen economic and trade links.

Currently, Vietnam and Indonesia have applied similar measures such as prioritising vaccination in big cities, switching from full lockdown to partial lockdown in accordance with risk levels.

Both countries have chosen the option of living with COVID-19 and are focusing on speeding up the post-pandemic economic recovery, he said. The two countries always work closely and support each other in multilateral cooperation frameworks such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the World Trade Organisation and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.

This is part of a series of international economic cooperation seminars jointly held by the union and relevant agencies to promote collaboration in various fields and relations between the two countries, Ha said.

Participants at the webinar looked into the potential for socio-economic and cultural development of Vietnam and Indonesia and ways to overcome challenges of post-pandemic recovery. They also discussed measures to strengthen cooperation relating to trade and investment between businesses of the two countries in general, and between young businesses in HCM City and Indonesia in particular./.