HANOI: Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway Lê Thị Tuyết Mai urged Norwegian businesses to enhance investments in Việt Nam at a conference held by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway in Oslo, on Monday.
The Vietnamese Government is working to improve the business climate to attract foreign investment, intensify trade liberalisation and is aiming to achieve its Sustainable Development Goals, the ambassador said. She noted that along with Việt Nam’s socio-economic development in recent years, the country’s plans for development between 2016 and 2020 would bring opportunities for the two nations to strengthen their co-operation.
Norwegian enterprises can expand their operations in Việt Nam, especially in fields like the maritime sector, renewable energy, environmental protection and science-technology, Mai said. She affirmed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies would work with Norwegian organisations to boost co-operation between the two countries while facilitating Norwegian investments in Việt Nam. State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tone Skogen expressed her desire to enhance the Norway — Việt Nam relationship, saying that the two countries have potential for further bilateral and multilateral collaboration.
The Norwegian Government will continue to create favourable conditions for its enterprises to increase operations in Việt Nam, she said. Since diplomatic ties were established in November 1971, Việt Nam and Norway have seen their relations actively progress across politics, economics, culture and society. The conference was held as part of activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations.