VGP – The Vietnam-China Forum for Economic, Trade, Investment and Tourism Cooperation was jointly held by the Vietnamese embassy and the ASEAN-China Center in Beijing on May 21.
Participants in the event included Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Thanh Son, Ambassador Nguyen Van Tho, and President of the China-ASEAN Friendship Association Gu Xiulian.
Bilateral trade turnover between Vietnam and China hit nearly US$40 billion in 2011, an increase of more than 30 percent from the same period last year, said Mr Son.
China invested in over 820 projects in Vietnam in 2011 with a total registered capital of US$4.2 billion to rank 14 th among countries and territories investing in the country.
China is also Vietnam’s largest tourism market. In 2012, Vietnam received more than 1.4 million Chinese tourists.
Both countries are participating in many interregional cooperation initiatives, such as the one on two corridors and one economic belt.
By Thuy Dung