Vietnam News, 22 June 2015. New business council to boost Vietnam-West Australia trade.

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SYDNEY (VNS) — The West Australia – Vietnam Business Council (WAVBC) made its debut in Perth late last week. Its task is to provide information, support exchanges and promote business and investment between the two nations.

At the event, Vietnamese Consul General of West Australia Le Viet Duyen highlighted the significance of the council to the countries’ growing partnership. The countries increased two-way trade by 227 per cent in the past two years and reached A$1.185 billion (US$921 million) last year.

Duyen expressed hope that the council would make marked contributions to the flourishing economic partnership.

He also introduced Viet Nam’s lychee, a newly allowed import product to Australian markets, to the business leaders in attendance. — VNS

From Vietnam Plus

…Meanwhile, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Tourism of West Australia Kim Hames said he is delighted at the impressive trade growth between Vietnam and West Australia .

He expressed belief that with the support of the WAVBC, trade partnership between the two sides will be further bolstered in the future.

WAVBC Chairman Graeme Sheard said the council will build an operation plan and set up regular links between enterprises of both sides, while acting as a bridge for the enhancement of the growing trade ties between Vietnam and West Australia .

In his greeting letter, West Australia Premier Colin Barnett highly values the role that the council plays, saying that he believes that the formation of the council is a milestone in the development of partnership between West Australia and Vietnam.

Both West Australian and Vietnamese firms at the launching ceremony showed their delight that the new council will serve as an information centre and a venue for them to enhance their connectivity and partnership.

They pledged to help the council expand its network in both Vietnam and West Australia.-VNA

 

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