A delegation of Vietnam led by Do Huu Huy, deputy director general of Ministry of Industry and Trade of the country, has recently visited Dhaka for a three-day business trip.
The 22-member team arrived in Dhaka on Wednesday (9August) to conduct market a survey and a B2B meeting, says a press release.
Bangladesh-Vietnam Chambers of Commerce and Industry (BVCCI), Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam and Embassy of Socialist Republic of Vietnam in Bangladesh organised the B2B meeting followed by a seminar on ‘Bangladesh-Vietnam Trade and Investment Promotion’ on Wednesday, the release adds.
Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed graced the seminar as chief guest, while civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon was present as special guest.
Chaired by BVCCI president SM Rahman, the seminar was also attended by Vietnamese ambassador to Bangladesh, Tran Van Khoa. Visiting Do Huu Huy represented Vietnam in the seminar.
The speakers in the seminar focused bilateral trade relation between the two countries and different sectors of business opportunity.
They spoke about the opportunity of importing agro machinery, stone and minerals, processed food items, construction materials and electrical and mechanical accessories from Vietnam.
Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed stressed on promoting joint venture companies between the two countries.
The minister said that the import tax regulation regarding pharmaceutical products needs to be relaxed in Vietnam to make way for Bangladeshi pharmaceutical products to Vietnam.
He also encouraged investments from Vietnam and more exports from Bangladesh from all business sectors.
Rashed Khan Menon encouraged more Vietnam investments in Bangladesh in agro, machinery, tourism and technological sector.