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Viet Nam, Slovakia aim to promote trade

Update: November, 03/2014 - 08:27

A seminar was held in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Vinh

HA NOI (VNS) — A seminar was held in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, to provide Slovakian businesses and financial institutions with information on Viet Nam's investment climate.

The Viet Nam Trade Office in Slovakia and the Czech Republic joined Bratislava's Chamber of Commerce and Industry in organising the mid-week seminar that aimed to promote trade between Viet Nam and Slovakia.

At the event, Nguyen Thang Long, Head of the Viet Nam Trade Office in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, said bilateral trade between the two countries increased six – to seven-fold in the past three years.

The positive outcome laid a solid foundation for the future development of comprehensive co-operation between the two nations, explained Long.

In addition, he stressed the need to offer the Slovakian business community with more up-to-date information on Viet Nam's socio-economic conditions, adding that Vietnamese enterprises in Slovakia and the Czech Republic would play a vital role in promoting bilateral co-operation and investments.

For his part, Juraj Majtan, director of Bratislava's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, spoke highly of the traditional co-operation between the two business communities, indicating that they shared a great potential for collaboration in the fields of machinery manufacturing, information technology and tourism.

Vietnamese products gained a strong foothold in the Slovakian market in recent years, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Slovakia Ho Dac Minh Nguyet.

Miroslav Lajcak, Slovakian deputy prime minister and concurrent foreign and European affairs minister, will pay an official visit to Viet Nam on November 4 and 5 at the invitation of his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh. He will be accompanied by representatives of big Slovak companies. — VNS

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