01/07/2018 10:33 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam promotes tourism in Chinese northeastern province

A Vietnam – China cultural, tourism and trade exchange took place in Shenyang city, China’s northeastern province of Liaoning, on June 29 with an aim to introduce the Vietnamese country and people to local residents.

Opening the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to China Dang Minh Khoi affirmed that Vietnam – China comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership grew stably and actively last year. He said high-level visits and contacts were maintained regularly while ties between ministries, agencies and localities became increasingly close.

The diplomat also reported that two-way trade topped 100 billion USD in 2017 with Vietnam being China’s largest trade partner in ASEAN and the eighth largest partner globally. The number of Chinese tourists in Vietnam kept increasing, he said.

He stressed that Vietnam always highly welcomes and creates favourable conditions for Chinese firms to do business in the country, with priority given to hi-tech and environmentally-friendly projects that pay attention to workers’ interest and community activities.

The ambassador also expressed welcome to Chinese tourists, including those living in the northeast and Liaoning, to visit Vietnam to feel the people’s hospitality.

With beautiful landscapes, unique culture and modern tourism infrastructure, Vietnam is able to meet diverse and increasingly high demand of Chinese visitors, he said.

Vice Chairman of the Liaoning provincial chapter of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Gao Ke, for his part, lauded the Vietnamese Embassy in China, ministries and agencies concerned for bringing Vietnam closer to the northeast China and Liaoning in particular through tourism promotion activities.

He believed that more Liaoning people and enterprises will travel to Vietnam for sightseeing and business opportunities.

On the occasion, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines launched a direct route linking Shenyang and Vietnam’s Nha Trang beach resort city, making it easier for Liaoning people to travel to Vietnam for leisure and investment.