Vietnam-Russia trade to hit $4b in 2013

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Russia_vietnamTwo-way trade between Vietnam and Russia was $2.7 billion in the first seven months of 2013 and is expected to reach $4 billion by the year-end, as per figures released at the first Vietnam-Russia Economic Forum held in Hanoi on October 16 by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Russia Economic Development Ministry.

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai highlighted Vietnam’s recent economic development and transparent investment environment, and called on both sides to increase investment in the areas of their strengths, such as high technology, manufacturing, education, and health care.

He noted that the cooperation in various areas between Vietnam and Russia, especially trade exchanges, hitting $3.7 billion in 2012, up 19.7 per cent from a year earlier. By the end of August 2013, Russian businesses had become involved in 92 direct foreign investment projects in Vietnam, with a total value of nearly $2 billion, ranking 19th among the country’s largest foreign investors, Hai said.

Russia is also among the top three investment destinations for Vietnamese investors, with 17 projects worth $2.4 billion. The two countries have established a high-level working group to facilitate their prioritised projects.

Hai also reaffirmed Vietnam’s determination to boost administrative reform, complete legal systems, improve business climate and create the best possible conditions for foreign investors. The government of Vietnam encourages businesses to invest in high technology, support industry, infrastructure, and technology transfer, he said.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov highly valued the huge potential for Vietnam-Russia cooperation. He said the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia and Vietnam are conducting negotiations of a free trade agreement, and the signing of the agreement, together with implementation of joint prioritised projects, will help bilateral economic, investment and trade ties to growth and flourish in the near future.

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Two-way trade between Vietnam and Russia was $2.7 billion in the first seven months of 2013 and is expected to reach $4 billion by the year-end, as per figures released at the first Vietnam-Russia Economic Forum held in Hanoi on October 16 by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Russia Economic Development Ministry.

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Russia_vietnamTwo-way trade between Vietnam and Russia was $2.7 billion in the first seven months of 2013 and is expected to reach $4 billion by the year-end, as per figures released at the first Vietnam-Russia Economic Forum held in Hanoi on October 16 by the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Russia Economic Development Ministry.

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai highlighted Vietnam’s recent economic development and transparent investment environment, and called on both sides to increase investment in the areas of their strengths, such as high technology, manufacturing, education, and health care.

He noted that the cooperation in various areas between Vietnam and Russia, especially trade exchanges, hitting $3.7 billion in 2012, up 19.7 per cent from a year earlier. By the end of August 2013, Russian businesses had become involved in 92 direct foreign investment projects in Vietnam, with a total value of nearly $2 billion, ranking 19th among the country’s largest foreign investors, Hai said.

Russia is also among the top three investment destinations for Vietnamese investors, with 17 projects worth $2.4 billion. The two countries have established a high-level working group to facilitate their prioritised projects.

Hai also reaffirmed Vietnam’s determination to boost administrative reform, complete legal systems, improve business climate and create the best possible conditions for foreign investors. The government of Vietnam encourages businesses to invest in high technology, support industry, infrastructure, and technology transfer, he said.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Ivanovich Shuvalov highly valued the huge potential for Vietnam-Russia cooperation. He said the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia and Vietnam are conducting negotiations of a free trade agreement, and the signing of the agreement, together with implementation of joint prioritised projects, will help bilateral economic, investment and trade ties to growth and flourish in the near future.

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