Vietnamese localities seek cooperation opportunities in UK

British businesspeople have said Vietnam is an attractive investment as well as a top tourist destination.

Business leaders from the North of the UK were speaking at the Meet Vietnam conference in the city of Manchester on June 25.

The event aimed to promote tourism and economic potential of Vietnamese Northern provinces of Yen Bai and Lang Son and Central Highlands province of Dak Lak.

The UK businesses at the workshop have strengths in education, innovation and high technology.

Representatives from the Vietnamese provinces introduced local potential and key projects that they want investment for in eco-tourism, smart urban infrastructure, clean agriculture for export, and renewable energy.

Christopher Jeffery, Chairman of the British Business Group Vietnam, said the more than 40-year diplomatic ties and over 10-year strategic partnership between Vietnam and the UK have created a firm foundation for the two countries' cooperation.

This is the right time to deepen bilateral cooperation with the creativity of businesses, he said.

He cited clean agricultural production for export as an example, saying that it is a field in which the UK and particularly Manchester could work with Vietnam.

UK businesses also hailed the proactive efforts and creativity of Vietnamese localities in promoting their history, culture and investment potential.

Earlier, representatives from Vietnamese localities visited Lord Mayor of Manchester Abid Latif Chohan, during which they voiced their hope to bolster cooperation with the British city.

Source: People's Army Newspaper