​Vietnam, Poland to boost cooperation between businesses

President Andrzej Duda arrived in Ho Chi Minh City for a series of activities on the last day of his state visit

Polish President Andrzej Duda speaks at the Vietnam- Poland Business Forum in Ho Chi Minh City on Novebmer 30, 2017. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Polish President Andrzej Duda has attended a series of events in Ho Chi Minh City to foster the Vietnam- Poland business relationship and mutual success, within the framework of his state visit to the Southeast Asian nation from November 27 to 30.

President Duda attended the Vietnam-Poland Business Forum organized in the southern Vietnamese city on Thursday with attendance of nearly 200 enterprises from the two countries.

During his speech at the event, the Polish head of state underlined that the nearly-70-decade-long relations between the two nations has laid the basis for bilateral cooperation across sectors, particularly on economic matters.

Vietnam, among the most dynamic economies in Southeast Asia, is one of the five prioritized markets Poland has chosen for its investment and business operation, he added.

He called on Vietnamese and Polish firms to study each other’ markets and exchange information to establish long-term partnerships.

On the same day, President Duda attended the inauguration of the representative office of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency, an organization hoped to further provide favorable conditions for cooperation and investment between Poland and Vietnam.

Polish President Andrzej Duda (L) speaks with Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on November 30, 2017. Photo: Vietnam News Agency
Polish President Andrzej Duda (L) speaks with Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong on November 30, 2017. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The visiting leader also convened a meeting with Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.

During their talk, Chairman Phong stated that President Duda’s visit is an important milestone in the partnership between Poland and Vietnam, and Ho Chi Minh City in particular.

As the biggest economic hub in Vietnam, the city always welcomes Polish investors and is willing to bolster economic, trade and investment collaboration with Poland, he stated.

Replying to his host, President Duda said he was impressed by Ho Chi Minh City’s dynamic development, stressing that Poland is interested in the Vietnamese southern metropolis.

He expressed his hope that Poland and Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, will make greater efforts to enhance the two countries’ relations across all fields. 

Later on the same day, the Polish president left Ho Chi Minh City, concluding a successful state visit to Vietnam.

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