Encourage businesses in Australia to cooperate with Vietnam in digital transformation

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Encourage businesses in Australia to cooperate with Vietnam in digital transformation

One of the main focuses of AVBC’s upcoming activities is to connect and encourage businesses in Australia to participate in cooperation with businesses and the Government of Vietnam in the field of digital transformation.

According to the Vietnam News Agency in Sydney, on the evening of April 28, the Australian-Vietnam Business Council (AVBC) held a 25-year anniversary at Sydney Boulevard Hotel, downtown Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, with many networking activities.

Attending the celebration were former Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb; Deputy Consul General of Vietnam in Sydney, Head of Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, Mr. Nguyen Phu Hoa; Counselor in charge of science and technology, Vietnam Embassy in Australia, Mr. Bui Viet Khoi; representatives of the State Government of New South Wales, the Australian Trade Authority (Austrade), the ASEAN-Australia Export Council, the Board of Directors and members and partners of AVBC.
In his congratulatory message to the ceremony, AVBC President and Co-Founder Laurence Strano expressed this special ceremony not only looking back at 25 years of development of the Council but also a testament to the relationship. Australia – Vietnam is developing stronger than ever, including the significant contribution of the business community of the two countries.

In addition to the Sydney headquarters, the Council has opened branch in Queensland and associate in Western Australia; and established a network of international businesses ready to capitalize on skills, technology, innovative capacities, business relations and the relationship is getting better and better between the two countries.

According to the President of AVBC, the Vietnamese Australian community and Australians with experience in Vietnam, including AVBC members, is an important bridge to help eliminate cultural differences and promote understanding among the community. enterprises of the two countries, thereby facilitating and adding value to bilateral business and trade activities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Nguyen Phu Hoa, Deputy Consul General of Vietnam in Sydney, Head of the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, said that the economic relations between the two countries have had significant developments in recent years. .

Especially in 2020, although both Vietnam and Australia face many difficulties due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two-way trade value of goods will still reach over 10 billion AUD (about 8 billion USD), increasing nearly 4% over the previous year. In the first 3 months of this year, the total value of import and export of goods from Vietnam to Australia reached 3.4 billion AUD, up 33.7% over the same period in 2020.

Vietnam is currently a country with a very high level of economic integration when it has signed 17 free trade agreements (FTAs) and economic cooperation frameworks. and trade with many countries and leading economic centers in the world. Australian businesses investing in Vietnam not only have the opportunity to access a market with nearly 100 million people, but also export their products to many parts of the world.

Information to the delegates, Mr. Bui Viet Khoi, Counselor of Science and Technology, Vietnam Embassy in Australia, said that the two countries will celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations by 2023. Vietnam also made a plan. the goal is to become a developed country with high income by 2045.

To achieve this goal, Vietnam is in desperate need of the expertise, finance and close cooperation of Australian businesses over the next 25 years. Mr. Bui Viet Khoi emphasized that the Embassy will perform well its role as a bridge between the business community of the two countries to promote business cooperation as well as science and technology exchange activities.

Also at the celebration, AVBC’s member enterprises and partners actively participated in networking activities, enhancing mutual understanding, sharing many useful information and experiences in activities. commercial business in the two countries, as well as exchange ideas and business development cooperation opportunities in the coming time

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