Bolstering Cooperation and Investment Ties with Greek and Argentinean Businesses

1:02:00 PM | 26/3/2021

VCCI President Vu Tien Loc recently hosted meetings with Greek Ambassador Georgios Stilianopoulos and Argentine Ambassador Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino at the VCCI Tower in Hanoi.

Ambassador Georgios Stilianopoulos said Greece is currently a developing market in Europe where there are a lot of opportunities for foreign businesses, including Vietnam. Greece's current potential key sectors include maritime, tourism, and high-quality agriculture, sustainable development, high technology, infrastructure, innovation and energy. Currently, the Government of Greece has more open policies to woo investors into tourism, infrastructure and other sectors. Besides, the signing of the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) provided a legal corridor and opportunities to promote trade between the two countries.

According to Ambassador Georgios Stilianopoulos, Vietnam is considered a dynamically developing economy of Southeast Asia, becoming an attractive destination for foreign investors. Many Greek businesses are eager to learn about the market and their reliable partners in Vietnam. "In the coming time, we hope to work together with trade promotion agencies as well as governmental agencies of the two sides to promote Vietnam - Greece cooperation," said the Ambassador.

Asserting the cooperation of Vietnamese and Greek businesses, VCCI President Vu Tien Loc said that Greece has many fields attractive to Vietnamese businesses such as tourism, high technology, and maritime transportation. Given the complicated development of the COVID-19 epidemic, he proposed that the two sides could coordinate to open the Vietnam - Greece Business Forum, combined with a B2B online meeting to share information, explore potential and expand cooperation opportunities in new fields. In the coming time, VCCI will also report to propose the Government to organize a high-level delegation to visit Greece to tighten and strengthen the bilateral cooperation.

On the same day, VCCI President Loc also welcomed and worked with Ambassador Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino of Argentina. He congratulated the Ambassador on the new mission in Vietnam and hoped the Vietnam - Argentina friendship will be expressed by specific actions to bring real benefits to businesses.

Sharing this view, Ambassador Luis Pablo Maria Beltramino also wished to further deepen cooperation between Vietnam and Argentina in general and between the two Chambers of Commerce in particular. Ambassador proposed coordinating to organize an online meeting between businesses of the two countries to exchange information to seek cooperation opportunities. Especially, 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Mercosur bloc. The Ambassador wished to organize activities to promote business cooperation between the two sides with the participation of the Presidents of the Chamber of Commerce and representatives of the governments of the two countries.

Agreeing with this proposal, VCCI President Loc affirmed that the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) is always ready to cooperate with the Embassy and the Chamber of Commerce of Argentina to promote business cooperation. VCCI will also be willing to support and facilitate Argentine businesses to seek investment and cooperation opportunities in Vietnam.

By Thu Ha, Vietnam Business Forum