14:09 | 30/06/2015 Cooperation
Vietnam Ambassador to the Czech Republic Truong Manh Son has emphasised that Vietnam wants to enhance cooperation with Liberec province basing on the two sides’ potential.
At a June 22 meeting with Liberec provincial leaders, Son said some Vietnamese localities have a developed tourism industry and travel-related services similar to Liberec.
Some provinces boast of long beaches with white sand, which is suitable for developing the glass and crystal industries. However, until now they have exported it as raw materials only.
Son hoped that the Czech Republic will assist Vietnam in glass and crystal processing for domestic use and export.
Currently, the Czech Republic is following the look-east policy, giving priority to developing ties with Asian countries, including Vietnam. The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade has listed Vietnam as one of its 12 key trade partners, Son revealed.
It also pledged to help Vietnam deeply penetrate the European market while Vietnam will create a niche for Czech businesses to expand cooperation with ASEAN.
Liberec provincial governor Marin Puta, in turn, asked Vietnam to list potential fields of cooperation and Liberec will work with relevant agencies to draft specific cooperation projects.
Governor Puta praised overseas Vietnamese contribution to Liberec development and believed that second-generation OVs will constitute a bridge for economic and trade development links between the two sides.
On the same day, Ambassador Son discussed with Liberec city’s leaders measures to help OVs better integrate into their residing society./.
Source: VOV News