Vietnam, Algeria promote trade, investment in Biskra conference

14:59 | 09/10/2017 Cooperation

Over 50 local enterprises in tourism, palm, rice, beverage, building materials and machinery production and business attended a conference for Vietnam-Algeria trade and investment promotion in Biskra province, on October 5.

Vietnam, Algeria promote trade, investment in Biskra conference - Photo: VNA

The event was jointly held by the Trade Office of Vietnam in Algeria and the chamber of commerce and industry in Biskra in order to provide local businesses with more information with regards to Vietnam’s key export products and to boost the cooperation in trade and investment between the two countries.

In his remarks at the conference, Vietnamese Trade Counsellor Hoang Duc Nhuan gave the attendees an overview of Vietnam’s economy and its key export earners, including seafood, garments and textiles, footwear, rice, coffee, peppercorns, fruits, cashew nuts and more.

He invited the local companies to join in with the upcoming expos in Vietnam, such as MTA Vietnam Hanoi 2017 in Hanoi, Aquaculture Vietnam 2017 and Vietnam International Agriculture Fair 2017 in Can Tho, Vietnam Wood 2017 and Vietnam Expo 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Nhuan, in addition to their interest in Vietnam's exports, such as rice, coffee, machineries, equipment, companies from Biskra hope to export date palm, a local specialty, to Vietnam.

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Quoc Tru spoke highly of the potential for cooperation between Vietnam and Biskra, saying that the event will help to accelerate the two-way trade and investment in the future.

Tru later had meetings with the head of Biskra province Ahmed Kerroun and mayor of Biskra city Slimani Azzecdine and paid visits to local date palm producers and exporters.