Bulgarian Minister of Economy Bozhidar Lukarski held a meeting with H.E. Nguyen Thi Hong Oanh, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Bulgaria, the press centre of the ministry announced.
“Bulgaria has always voiced its support for the signing of a free trade agreement between Vietnam and the EU. We will continue maintaining this stance until it is inked,” said Minister Lukarski, speaking at the meeting.
“This agreement will be highly beneficial for the relations between Vietnam and Bulgaria as an EU country. We hope this will create new opportunities for business in both countries,” the ambassador remarked.
In her words, it is expected the agreement will be a fact in 2018.
Nguyen Thi Hong Oanh commented Vietnam had achieved considerable successes in its economic and social and political development in the past year.
The country had a record-high economic growth of 6.68% in its history in 2015.
The unemployment level stands at about 4%, while direct foreign investments are estimated at 15.6 US billion dollars.
“We signed a number of free trade agreements with the Republic of Korea, the Eurasian Economic Union, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) with the USA and 10 other countries,” the Vietnamese official noted.
In her words, the stable prospects for development Vietnam has are an opportunity to boost bilateral relations with the EU and Bulgaria in particular.
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