VN, Thai businesses eye closer ties

Monday, Oct 19, 2015 17:08

Seafood is one among key products exported to Thailand. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Vietnamese and Thai businesses discussed increased co-operation between themselves at the second congress of the Business Association of Thai Vietnam (BAOTV) held in Udon Thani Province on October 18.

Association chairman Nguyen Quang Trung said in its six-year existence the association has organised many activities to connect Vietnamese and Thai businesses.

More than 200 business delegations have visited Thailand to explore business opportunities, he said.

Besides, hundreds of Thai businesses and Vietnamese-owned businesses in Thailand were helped by the association in looking for investment and business opportunities in Viet Nam, he said.

BAOTV is also organising programmes to help its members prepare for the ASEAN Economic Community that would come into being at the end of this year, he said.

Deputy Foreign Minister Vu Hong Nam, who is also chairman of the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs, said he was delighted to see the success of Vietnamese business people in Thailand.

He gave away certificates of merit to BAOTV and Trung for their achievements in mobilising the Vietnamese community.

The congress elected new leaders for 2015-17, including Ho Van Lam who became the chairman.

Lam said the association plans to increase exchanges and strengthen businesses links between Vietnamese entrepreneurs in Thailand and their Vietnamese and Thai counterparts.

It would also work with authorities in Viet Nam to provide its members with essential legal information pertaining to the country to facilitate investment and business. — VNS

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