100 Italian firms to visit Vietnam for investment opportunities: ambassador ( 16:08 | 10/11/2014 )
A delegation of about 100 enterprises led by a high-ranking official from
The Italian firms operate in a wide range of fields, from infrastructure and mechanics to energy and renewables, Ambassador Lorenzo Angeloni said during a media meeting at the Italian Embassy in
The business communities of the two countries are poised to co-organize a Vietnam-Italy Economic Forum in
The forum will be followed by a business-to-business exchange between Vietnamese and Italian enterprises. The event, also in
The businesses will continue in-depth discussions on particular sectors on November 25 before leaving for
The Italian businesses hope this will be a precious chance to build and strengthen economic ties with their Vietnamese partners, Ambassador Angeloni said.
Trade ties between
Most Italian shipments to the Southeast Asian nation include machinery and parts, and raw materials for food and medicine production.
The envoy added that he hopes bilateral trade will reach 3.5 billion euros (US$4.3 billion) this year.
Trade value between the two countries topped nearly $3 billion in 2012.