2017 China-Vietnam Economic Forum, jointly hosted by Ministry of Commerce of China, CCPIT and Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, was held in Beijing. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Vuong Dinh Hue attended the forum and delivered speeches. CCPIT Chairman Jiang Zengwei presided over the event.
Wang Yang noted, China-Vietnam relations have seen a good development trend in the past few years. The bilateral trade and investment have witnessed a steady growth. Cooperation and exchanges in all fields are on a fast track. China and Vietnam will implement the consensus reached between top leaders from both countries to foster pragmatic cooperation. China is keen to upgrade bilateral trade, and expand investment and production capacity cooperation with Vietnam while pushing for progress in education, health, culture, agriculture and tourism.
Tran Dai Quang said, the friendly relations between Vietnam and China date back to ancient times. Vietnam attaches importance to the development of Vietnam-China overall strategic cooperation partnership. He pledged that his country will improve investment environment to facilitate investment for Chinese enterprises. Quang welcomed Chinese companies to expand investment in agriculture, infrastructure, high technology, electronics, mechanics, pharmaceuticals, finance, renewable energy, and foster people-to-people exchanges.
Vuong Dinh Hue noted, China-Vietnam economic and trade cooperation sees huge potentials and a promising outlook. He hoped enterprises from both countries foster cooperation so that bilateral trade can reach a target of 100 billion USD by the end of this year.
Jiang Zengwei hoped industrial and commercial sectors of both countries can work together to foster China-Vietnam business relations. CCPIT is willing to be in close contact with Vietnamese trade promotion agencies to promote cooperation between enterprises of both countries.
Four Chinese and four Vietnamese enterprises signed cooperation agreements at the forum.
High-ranking officials from China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment, Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as 600 delegates attended the forum.
(Note: One photo is from Xinhua)