The Mozambique-Vietnam Bilateral Chamber of Commerce was officially presented on Thursday 14 September in Maputo, an entity created with the aim of fostering and strengthening the economic ties between the two countries.
The ceremony was attended by the Vietnamese vice-president, Vo Thi Anh Xuan, as well as the president of the Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA), Agostinho Vuma, and the Minister of Industry and Trade, Silvino Moreno.
Speaking at the event, the president of the Mozambique-Vietnam Chamber, Arlindo Duarte, said that the existence of this body represents an important milestone in diplomatic and economic relations between the two nations, emphasising that the union will facilitate trade, investment and collaboration during the execution of some business deals.
“Our work will contribute significantly to the growth and prosperity of our countries, through strategic partnerships and exchange, in order to accelerate economic development and create an environment favourable to the emergence of more companies,” he said.
For her part, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Nguyen Sinh Nhat Tan, emphasised that her country welcomes the Chamber as it will help implement more projects.
“The global investments we have in many countries include Mozambique, where there are approximately three Vietnamese projects. On the other hand, we don’t yet have any Mozambican companies investing in Vietnam. As such, we would like this to happen and we have asked the Mozambican government to facilitate access to land for construction as well as visas for workers and investors from our country,” he concluded.