With the ASEAN nations’ agreement to discuss Hong Kong’s participation in the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area as a separate entity, Hong Kong-Vietnam relations will continue to grow, contributing to the development of the Tonkin Gulf Economic Belt, particularly the Hong Kong-Guangxi-Vietnam triangle.
This was the remark by Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce Jonathan Choi during his working session with a Vietnamese inter-sectoral delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Ho Xuan Son, in Hong Kong on July 31.
Jonathan Choi said that the session offered a chance for the chamber’s members to access latest information about investment opportunities in Vietnam.
For his part, Deputy Minister Son went through outstanding features of Vietnam – China relations and those between Vietnam and Hong Kong in particular.
He expressed his pleasure at the development of the two sides’ ties in the past time, particularly in economics and trade.
The Deputy Minister asked the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce to work harder to strengthen linkages between the two sides, allowing Hong Kong businesses to contribute more to bilateral connectivity, including the development of the Tonkin Gulf Economic Belt.
At the session, the businesses spoke highly of improvements in Vietnamese investment and business environment recently. Some of them, including TAL Apparel Limited, said they will continue their strategy for long-term operation in Vietnam.
Hong Kong was the last stop of the Vietnamese delegation in a trip to survey the Tonkin Gulf Economic Belt, which also took them to Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province and China’s Guangxi and Guangdong provinces.