Udon Thani - The Thailand-Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia-Myanmar Business Forum 2023, held from November 17-19 in Thailand's Udon Thani province, aimed to strengthen connections among enterprises across these five Southeast Asian countries. Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh highlighted the forum as a significant milestone for investment, trade, and tourism promotion activities.
According to Vietnam News Agency, President of the Thai-Vietnam Business Association, the forum featured product exhibitions, trade promotion activities, and technology and experience exchanges. These initiatives were designed to connect Vietnamese businesses with counterparts in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar, particularly in sectors like agriculture, tourism, services, high technology, export, and finance. The event also served as a platform to promote Vietnam's investment and business environment and the export of Vietnamese goods to regional countries.
A cooperation agreement signed at the forum is expected to enhance economic collaboration among the five countries. The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese reported that overseas Vietnamese have nearly 400 investment projects in Vietnam, with a combined registered capital of about 1.72 billion USD.