In the time to come, the union will continue to complete its organization and add more members from Western Europe, while maintaining and developing annual business forums, increasing activities to connect Vietnamese firms in Europe, strengthening their linkage with their peers at home, and sponsoring young entrepreneurs’ association, Hue said.

A view of the congress of the Union of Vietnamese Business Associations in Europe for the 2024-2028 tenure held in Prague on June 1

At the congress, delegates elected a 36-member standing board for the 2024-2028 tenure, with Nguyen Thai Ngoc being the new President.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Duong Hoai Nam affirmed that Vietnamese representative offices in Europe in general and the Czech Republic in particular will always accompany Vietnamese business associations and support them in making investment at home, thus promoting economic diplomacy.

The diplomat advised businesses to carefully study trade deals between Vietnam and the E.U., including the E.U.-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and E.U.-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), in order to seek new opportunities and strengthen economic collaboration between Vietnam and European countries.

At the event, the UVBAE handed over relief aid to people who suffered damage in the recent Marywilska shopping center fire in Poland.

Source: VNA