The Hanoitimes - Uzbekistan hopes to learn from Vietnam’s experience in attracting foreign investment and promoting startups, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Mirzaev Zoiyr said at the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung in Hanoi on February 10.
Deputy Prime Minister (PM) Trinh Dinh Dung received Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Mirzaev Zoiyr in Hanoi on February 10 during his working visit to Vietnam.
Speaking at the meeting, Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung wants Vietnam and Uzbekistan to continue stepping up ties in economy, trade, investment, education and culture.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) receives Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Mirzaev Zoiyr in Hanoi.
Vietnam and Uzbekistan recorded a two-way trade value of 37.4 million USD in 2016, doubling the figure made in 2012.
The Deputy PM highlighted that Vietnam has strengths and experience in rice production, aquaculture, industrial tree plantation, garment and textile and footwear and is ready to share the experience and expand cooperation in various fields with Uzbekistan.
He suggested Uzbekistan facilitate Vietnamese businesses’ market expansion as well as support the Vietnamese community in the country as they have formed an important bridge for the two countries’ cooperative ties.
The Deputy PM stressed that cultural days should be organized in the respective countries and a direct flight route should be opened.
For his part, Deputy PM Mirzaev Zoiyr noted that his country has always regarded Vietnam a strategic partner and expected to promote across-the-board cooperation.
The Deputy PM said he and his entourage will seek to learn from Vietnam’s experience in attracting foreign investment, producing and exporting rice, shrimp, and aquatic products, and developing the apparel and footwear industry.
During the working visit, he also sought to know how Vietnam developed small- and medium-sized enterprises and promoted startups.
Deputy PM Mirzaev Zoiyr stressed that the two sides aim to further cooperation in line with their countries’ available potential and strengths.
Translated by Thu Minh
Source: Linh Đan-Kinhtedothi.vn