09:29 | 21/12/2017 MUTRAP Corner
Polish President Andrzej Duda and a high-ranking delegation attended the Vietnam-Poland economic forum held last month in Ho Chi Minh City as part of his working visit to Vietnam. The forum was co-organized by the branch of VCCI in HCM City and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency.
|Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks at the forum - Credit: tuoitre.vn|
Addressing the forum, the Polish President described the event as one of the most important events of his ongoing visit to Vietnam. He highlighted the close-knit ties over the seven decades and fine sentiments between the two nations as the groundwork for furthering bilateral cooperation in diverse fields, particularly in economics.
With a stable and high economic growth over recent years, Vietnam has taken on a prestigious role and position in the global economy. In ASEAN as well as in Asia, the country is one of the most dynamic economies and it has been selected as one of Poland’s five most promising investment and business markets for the future.
President Duda noted that through the forum, Poland encourages Vietnamese and Polish firms to study each other market and exchange information to establish long-term partnerships.
Vietnam’s Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan said Poland is an important partner of Vietnam in the EU with trade and investment achieving considerable progress in recent years. However, the outcome still falls short of potential offered by both sides, the minister added.
Poland is the 6th biggest economy in Europe, while Vietnam holds strengths in investment climate quality, consumer market, and human resources. Both nations have signed various agreements and memoranda of understanding to facilitate cooperation.
Therefore, he urged the local business community to make use of the forum to gain insights into the Polish markets and chances for their investment in electronic components, IT, and farm produce.
The minister urged Polish investors to do business in Vietnam for mutual benefit and the development of bilateral relations.
On the same day, Polish President Duda and his wife visited the War Remnants Museum in District 3 and one day earlier, they enjoyed a classical concert at the HCM City Conservatory of Music.