Speaking at the signing ceremony, Vietnamese Commercial Counselor in Malaysia Pham Quoc Anh said trade between the two countries slumped by 15 percent annually in the first eight months of this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Via the MoU, the Office hopes to help VMBIZ improve its capacity and expand ties with Vietnamese and Malaysian business associations and entrepreneurs, he said.

VMBIZ Chairman Ngo Sy Tuyen wished that the Office would provide VMBIZ with information about demand for exports-imports of the two nations’ firms. VMBIZ pledges to help the Office carry out trade promotion activities, seek partners, and develop markets.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Le Quy Quynh, for his part, suggested that both sides should soon establish specialized units to coordinate common activities, including bringing Vietnamese goods to Malaysia and sharing experience with Malaysian associations and businesses.

Following the signing ceremony, a number of Vietnamese and Malaysian firms also met together to seek cooperation opportunities.

Source: VNA