Viet Nam-Canada Investment Forum opens cooperation opportunities

Friday, Apr 08, 2022 16:38

Workers process seafood products for export at Binh Dinh Fishery Joint Stock Company in the central province of Binh Dinh. The company exports seafood to Europe, the US and Canada. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Quyet

The Viet Nam-Canada Investment Forum was held online on Thursday (Canada time), offering an opportunity for the Southeast Asian nation to promote and attract investment and to intensify the supply chain between the two sides with both economies showing signs of recovery.

The forum was among activities organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada to promote economic diplomacy to serve national development.

Ambassador Pham Cao Phong said that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, of which both are founding members, had facilitated their trade, investment and supply chains.

Viet Nam was an attractive destination for investment and business activities thanks to its political and macroeconomic stability, geographical location, favourable environmental and land conditions, dynamic and abundant human resources, and many other factors.

Viet Nam has improved business and investment policies and developed master plans such as “Made in Viet Nam 2025” and the Viet Nam Industrial Development Strategy to 2025 to realise its long-term growth potential.

Member of the Provincial Parliament of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Laurie Scott, who is Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, said that Ontario hoped to consolidate relations with Viet Nam, Canada’s biggest ASEAN trade partner since 2015.

Notably, two-way trade between Ontario and Viet Nam hit nearly 6 billion CAD (US$4.76 billion) last year, accounting for over 50 per cent of the two countries’ total trade value.

With Ontario exerting efforts to diversify international trade, the province’s administration is eyeing cooperation opportunities with Vietnamese businesses in financial services, information technology and infrastructure.

At the forum, representatives from the two countries’ companies, such as FPT Canada, Manulife Viet Nam and Dan On Food Canada, shared their experience in the market. — VNS

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