Ambassador Tran Quang Tuyen, DEIK leaders and its member businesses (Photo:  

He met more than 10 member businesses of the Turkey - Vietnam Business Council (DEIK). These businesses have planned to promote investment and do business in Vietnam in the fields of energy, construction, trade, exhibition, telecommunications, real estate, furniture and medical equipment.

Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Tran Quang Tuyen thanked DEIK and member businesses for precious support in promoting the economic-trade cooperation between the two countries, especially DEIK’s great contribution to the success of the Vietnam - Turkey Business and Investment Forum in Istanbul, on the occasion of the official visit of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Turkey in October.          

The ambassador said that over the past decade, the trade revenue between the two countries has developed greatly, multiplying by 13 times to reach nearly USD3 billion in 2017.

He said that the potential between the two countries is great and the government of Vietnam has always accompanied foreign investors, including Turkish investors, to create the most favourable business environment for investment projects.

The diplomat desired that Turkish businesses should directly arrive in Vietnam to experience and understand more deeply its business environment, and called upon the businesses to invest in well-known fields, which Vietnam is giving priority to attract investment, such as infrastructure, sustainable agriculture, green energy, public healthcare, tourism and high technology.

Mr. Tuyen affirmed that the Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey is always a bridge and actively supports Turkish businesses in seeking partners, business and investment opportunities in Vietnam.

At the meeting, the Turkish businesses evaluated Vietnam as a large and promising market. Vietnam is also a central destination for Turkish businesses to reach out to other markets in Southeast Asia. Turkish businesses, especially those which regularly trade with Vietnam, want to create more favorable conditions for visas in Vietnam so that they can expand their business and investment.

In addition, the Ambassador also worked with businesses: Travelshop, Repkaucuk and Turkish Airlines, to learn about their future projects and plans with Vietnam.

In the field of tourism, Travelshop expresses its desire to further increase the number of tourists on both sides in the coming time. The ambassador said that the Vietnamese Embassy is willing to cooperate with travel agents in promoting attractive tourism destinations of Vietnam and Turkey to people and businesses of the two countries.

At the working session with Turkish Airlines, Mr. Bilal Eksi, CEO and Vice President of Turkish Airlines, said that due to the increasing demand from passengers, the group plans to double its flight frequency from Istanbul to Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi from 7 flights/week to 14 flights/week after September 2019, and plan to re-double the frequency in the near future.

He also wished to soon sign more cooperation agreements with Vietnam Airlines. According to Mr. Eksi, Vietnam Airlines has been developing many routes to Europe, so the signing of this cooperation agreement with Turkish Airlines will help both sides benefit.

Ambassador Tuyen thanked Mr. Eksi for his suggestions and hoped that Turkish Airlines will support Vietnam’s tourism promotion activities in the coming time./.