28/09/2016 15:39 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Lebanese businesses eye Vietnamese market

Hanoi, September 28 (VNA) – Lebanese businesses wish to seek opportunities in Vietnam, Naji Mouzannar from the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (LCCIA) said at a seminar on September 27.

Mouzannar and Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt and Lebanon Do Hoang Long agreed that the LCCIA and the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry should sign a cooperation agreement.

The LCCIA will exchange information with the Vietnamese Embassy’s Commercial Affairs Office, Naji Mouzannar said, underlining the need to establish a council of Lebanese businesses cooperating with Vietnamese partners.

Speaking at the seminar in Lebanon, Ambassador Long called on the two countries’ enterprises to participate in joint trade fairs, exhibitions and investment workshops to enhance connectivity.

In the same vein, Vietnamese and Lebanese firms should set up direct partnerships, he said, promising that the Vietnamese Embassy’s Commercial Affairs Office will work with the LCCIA to support them.

Long urged the two countries’ agencies to optimise their substantial cooperation potential.

The Vietnamese Embassy has helped Lebanese businesses establish a forum that updates them with information about the Southeast Asian nation, he said.

Vietnamese Trade Counselor Pham The Cuong briefed the seminar on Vietnam’s potential as well as its policies regarding foreign investment and trade ties with foreign countries. He invited the Lebanon businesses to join the Food Expo slated for this November.

A mobilisation board for the establishment of the council of Lebanon businesses cooperating with Vietnamese partners, and the forum of Lebanon enterprises were formed on the occasion.