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Hong Kong and Vietnamese Trade Bodies Sign Memorandum of Cooperation

HKTDC Executive Director Fred Lam (second from right) and the VIETRADE Director-General Do Thang Hai (second from left) today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to promote trade between the two economies. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (centre), Nguyen Xuan Phuc (far left), Minister, Head of the Government Office, and Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang (far right)

20 April 2009 - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETRADE) today signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Trade Promotion to develop and strengthen direct trade and economic relations between Hong Kong and Vietnam on a mutually beneficial basis.

Executive Director Fred Lam signed the Memorandum of Cooperation on behalf of the HKTDC, while Director-General Do Thang Hai signed on behalf of VIETRADE. The signing was witnessed by his Excellency Nguyen Tan Dung, Prime Minister of Vietnam.

Under the agreement, the HKTDC and VIETRADE will cooperate to promote trade relationships between companies in the two regions through the following activities: information exchange, trade missions, participation in each other's trade promotions, expertise sharing in trade promotion and support to respective representative offices.

The signing ceremony was followed by the Vietnam Global Investment Conference, which was jointly organised by the HKTDC, the Consulate General of Vietnam, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Vietnamese Industry and Trade Minister Vu Huy Hoang and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairman Vu Tien Loc addressed the Conference.

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About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com


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