Chinese locality to increase imports of Vietnamese agricultural products

Dragon fruits appeal to Chinese customers (Photo: TPO)

Vietnam News Agency quoted deputy mayor of China’s Chongqing municipality saying these figures during a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to China Pham Sao Mai on October 26 in China.

During the meeting, he said that Chongqing authorities were ready to create favourable conditions for the import of high-quality products from Vietnam, particularly farm products.

At the meeting, Ambassador Pham Sao Mai highlighted the importance attached to the strategic comprehensive partnership with China by the Vietnamese Party, State and people, and expressed his delight at increasing win-win friendship and cooperation between Vietnam’s localities and Chongqing.

The diplomat expressed his hope that both sides will step up delegation exchanges and mutually beneficial engagements in economy-trade, transport connectivity, logistics and tourism.

He asked the municipal authorities to facilitate activities of Vietnamese farm produce exporters and the operation of the Vietnam’s trade promotion office in Chongqing.

According to Vietnam News Agency, the preservation of the local memorial house dedicated to late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and the favourable conditions created for Vietnamese citizens in the city were also part of his request.

For his part, Li affirmed Chongqing highly values and wants to strengthen the friendship and collaboration with Vietnamese localities, particularly those with which it has established twin relations like Ho Chi Minh City, Cao Bang and Quang Ninh provinces.

According to Li, trade between Chongqing and Vietnam’s localities earned CNY31.6 billion (USD4.7 billion) in the first eight months of 2020, up 87.7 percent on-year. Meanwhile, the value of goods from Vietnam have to date accounted for 18 percent of Chongqing’s total import turnover this year./.


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