Viet Nam News
BRUSSELS – A delegation of 40 EU businesses will visit Việt Nam from November 2-4 to seek investment and business opportunities in agriculture and produce trading in the country, vietnamplus.vn reports.
The delegation, led by EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, comprises firms operating in dairy, cereal, vegetable and wine production.
According to Diego Canga Fano, Multilateral Relations Director at the EU’s Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, there will be a range of trade promotion activities in Hà Nôị and HCM City during the trip, including workshops and meetings with local trade partners.
Việt Nam is one of the EU’s priority partners, he said, noting that the bloc wishes to step up trade ties with the Southeast Asian nation, especially with the EU-Việt Nam Free Trade Agreement coming into force soon.
At the meeting, Nguyễn Cảnh Cường, Vietnamese Minister Counselor in charge of economic and commercial affairs in Belgium, briefed the EU businesses on Việt Nam’s economic landscape and its potential for cooperation with the EU.
He said that the EU has carried out many projects aiming to help Việt Nam in agriculture and produce trading.