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Forum aims to facilitate trade

Update: July, 20/2012 - 09:34

HA NOI — Vietnamese and South Korean traders met in the capital city yesterday to improve co-operation between exporters and importers.

The event was organised by the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency's (Viet-trade), the Vietnamese Embassy in S.Korea and the Korean Importers Association.

It coincided with the 20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations.

About 200 enterprises, including 80 from South Korea, attended the meeting, which was chaired by the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Tran Quoc Khanh, and South Korea's Vice Minister of Economy and Knowledge, Jick He Sang Yoon.

Vietnamese business leaders were able to learn about S.Korea's markets and how to recognise good business partners.

Deputy Minister Khanh said Korean enterprises were invited to invest more in manufacturing, industry and services in Viet Nam.

Khanh said priority would be given to seafood production, agricultural products, processed foods and vegetables – and hand-made traditional products, textiles, footwear and furniture.

Priority would also be given to industries producing mechanical devices, construction materials, minerals, coal, crude oil, oil-processed products, electronics, informatics products, toys and establishing schools. — VNS

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