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Seminar on Vietnam’s economic integration held in Argentina

Buenos Aires, April 8 (VNA) – A seminar on Vietnam’s international economic integration was held in the Argentinean capital of Buenos Aires on April 8 with participating representatives from Argentinean diplomatic agencies and businesses.

Speaking at the event, Gabriel Volpi from Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, emphasised the importance of promoting trade with Vietnam as one of the emerging dynamic economies in the world.

Trade between Vietnam and Argentina reached a record figure of 1.92 billion USD last year, up 20.6 percent from 2013, he noted.

Volpi also said Vietnam remains a priority market for Argentinian exports, adding that the Latin American country should diversify its export products to Vietnam.

Meanwhile, a representative from the Vietnamese Embassy in Buenos Aires stressed the advantages in government policy to attract foreign investors.

In 2014 Vietnam’s exports to Argentina reached 214 million USD, up 5 percent, while its imports were 1.7 billion USD, an increase of 22.6 percent compared to 2013.

Event participants showed interest in promoting tourism between Vietnam and Argentina.

In 2014, about 10,000 Argentineans visited the Southeast Asian nation. So far this year, Vietnam has already welcomed 5,000 Argentineans.

On the occasion, a video was screened featuring the people and famous landscapes of Vietnam as well as the achievements of the reform process in recent years.