Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Vietnamese Ambassador Le Thanh Tung has introduced Vietnam’s
business environment as well as the country’s incentives for foreign
investors at a trade and investment forum held recently in the western
Mexican state of Jalisco.

The ambassador attended
the event together with representatives from several other Southeast
Asian countries, including Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines
and Singapore.

Ambassador Tung briefed the forum
on Vietnam’s significant achievements recorded during the past
two-decade renewal process and solutions to ease impacts of the global
economic crisis on the national economy.

With a
population of over 90 million people, Vietnam is seen as a major
market in the region, the diplomat said, noting that the country has
become the world’s leading rice exporter.

On this
occasion, the Vietnamese Embassy’s Commercial Counselor Hoang Tuan Viet
distributed documents to participants at the forum, that provide useful
information about Vietnam’s economic development, including a list of
the country’s 30 major export items.

Many Mexican
businesses showed their interest in Vietnamese products such as bikes,
electronic components, information-technology, ceramics, rice and
garments and textiles.

Chairman of the Foreign
Affairs Committee for the Asia-Pacific, Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo,
Jalisco Governor Rafael Mejorada Flores and Colima state’s Governor
Mario Anguiano Moreno, and Chairman of the Business Council for Foreign
trade, Investment and Technology of Western Mexico Salvador Cuevas Acuna
expressed their wish to establish trade partnership with Southeast
Asian countries. They also called on Southeast Asian enterprises to
invest in western Mexico.

Mexico exports 5 billion USD worth of goods each year to the ten-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Encompassing Jalisco and Colima states, Western Mexico has a population of 8 million people.

As one of the country’s key economic regions, only after Mexico City,
the region specilises in producing footwear, garments and textiles,
information-technology and fishing.-VNA

By vivian