A delegation of more than 100 Italian companies will be in Vietnam to scout viable business opportunities on November 22 – 26, the Italian ambassador said Wednesday.
A Vietnam – Italy economic forum, organized by a joint committee of the two countries' enterprises, will be held during the trip, Ambassador Lorenzo Angeloni told a press conference.
On the occasion, the two governments will also discuss for a Vietnam – Italy Strategic Partnership Agreement, he said.
Angeloni said that his government will continue to grant aids in terms of official development assistance to Vietnam in the coming years. The aids will focus on supporting private businesses, including career services and training programs.
Bilateral trade, which was 3 billion euro last year, is expected to reach 3.5 billion euro this year and 5 billion euro in 2013. Vietnam's exports to Italy include footwears, clothing, seafood, coffee and mobile phones while it imports machinery, food ingredients, medical ingredients from the latter.