|Workers package instant coffee for export to the US, Japanese and Russian markets at a Vinacafe factory. This year, the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in Russia will do its utmost to help its members overcome difficulties, as well as continue participating in a number of social activities to strengthen solidarity and expand the Vietnamese community. — VNA/VNS Photo Kim Phuong
HA NOI (VNS)— The Vietnamese Entrepreneurs Association in Russia will do its utmost to help its members overcome difficulties, said Tran Dang Chung, President of the association, at a get-together in Moscow on Saturday.
During the meeting, Chung highlighted the association's achievements in helping Vietnamese businesses map out long-term strategies, penetrate the Russian market and protect fellow members'legitimate rights. He also praised members for attending the Vietnamese Business Forum in the Czech Republic and conducting a market survey in Krasnodar City.
In addition, the association and the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) were successful in jointly organising the Viet Nam-Russia Business Forum as part of President Truong Tan Sang's Russia visit last June, he said.
In 2013, the association will continue participating in a number of social activities to strengthen solidarity and expand the Vietnamese community in Russia.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Pham Xuan Son highly praised the association's achievements over the past years, as well as its participation in foreign work, which he said helped consolidate the relationship between Viet Nam and Russia.
He mentioned that Viet Nam had began Free Trade Area negotiations with the Customs Alliance of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, creating an excellent opportunity for businesses from both sides.
He said the upcoming visits of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung would strengthen the traditional friendly relations, effective cooperation and comprehensive strategic partnership between Viet Nam and Russia. — VNS