India – Vietnam Business meet
Shri Rajeev Kher, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India led a delegation consisting of senior officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Textiles and the Department of Pharmaceuticals along with export promotion councils and companies from the textiles, pharmaceuticals, engineering, agriculture and leather sectors to Ho Chi Minh City from 21- 22 January, 2015.
The Consulate General of India organized a business to business meet for the visiting delegation which was attended by over 300 participants from both sides. Commerce Secretary also visited the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) in Binh Duong along with the business delegation. He called on Mr. Le Manh Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee.
The business meeting in Ho Chi Minh City was preceded by the 2nd Meeting of the India-Vietnam Sub-Commission on Trade with Vietnamese Vice Minister of Industry and Trade H.E. Mr. Cao Quoc Hung on 20 January, in Hanoi. Commerce Secretary also met the Vice Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development H E Mr. Vu Van Tan, Vice Minister of Health H E Mr. Pham Le Tuan and senior officials of the Drug Administration of Vietnam. While in Hanoi, he also called on the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam H E Mr. Hoang Trung Hai.The visit of Commerce Secretary was aimed at further strengthening the economic and commercial partnership between the two countries;an important area of bilateral cooperation.