Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach (Photo: VNA)
Kiev (VNA) -
Vietnamese Ambassador to Ukraine Nguyen Hong Thach recently visited and had working sessions with leaders and businesses of Chernihiv city.
Leaders of Chernihiv said the Ukrainian city boasts strengths in export of farm produce, agricultural machinery and bunker gear. Such products are being shipped to some Southeast Asian nations, but have yet to gain a foothold in the Vietnamese market.
Local authorities voiced a hope that the Embassy of Vietnam in Ukraine will help connect the countries’ firms by taking into account the holding of a virtual business forum in tandem with COVID-19 prevention and control.
Chernihiv has set up sister city relations with two Vietnamese localities of Can Tho and Ca Mau, and will work to renew fields of cooperation and stand ready to create the optimal conditions for Vietnamese firms to cooperate and invest in the Ukrainian city.
For his part, Thach said economic-trade cooperation between Vietnamese localities and Chernihiv remains modest compared to their potential.
The two sides need to arrange trade promotions and diversify export items, he stated, agreeing on the organisation of a business forum in the coming time.
Then, the Vietnamese diplomat worked with two major businesses of Chernihiv in animal husbandry, meat processing and farm produce export, which are hoping to ship their products to Vietnam and import materials from the Southeast Asian nation, particularly rice.
During his trip, Thach also met with the Vietnamese community in the city./.