A seminar focusing on how to promote trade, investment, tourism and labour cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus was held in the latter’s capital city of Minsk on April 25.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Belarus Do Van Mai said that the two countries are making efforts to raise their two-way trade and investment, as well as expand connections in industry, credit and export assistance.

In addition to tourism and trade ties, labour export has emerged as a new potential field that attracts attention of both sides’ businesses. Hoang Kim Ngoc, deputy head of the Overseas Labour Management Department under the Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs, suggested Vietnamese companies recruit and train workers carefully in order to gain a firm foothold in the Belarusian labour market.

Meanwhile, Belarusian Ambassador to Vietnam Valery Sadokho noted that the two sides are enjoying stable development in terms of economic relations, with current two-way trade reaching nearly 200 million USD.

He said Belarus and Vietnam certainly can bolster their trade exchange in the context of the progress of negotiations on a free trade area between the Customs Union of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus and Vietnam.

The seminar also offered a chance for the two countries’ businesses to meet and seek partners towards raising their trade turnover to 500 million USD by 2015.-VNA

Source: Vietnamplus.vn