The visit, co-organised by the Vietnam embassy in Turkey and the Turkey-Vietnam Business Council, aimed to expand overseas markets, seek business partners to invest in the seaport services industry and serve as a bridge for local businesses to penetrate the South European and West Asian markets.
At a seminar held during the visit on seaport services, general director Nguyen Dang Nghiem stated he was very impressed with his first visit to Turkey and found it large promising market.
He said that Istanbul’s strategic seaport location has facilitated trade exchange and cooperation with many nations including Vietnam. He also expressed his hope Turkish businesses will expand long-term cooperation with Vietnam.
Nghiem emphasised that the Saigon Newport Corporation wants to play an important leading role in providing a full package of seaport services to the Turkish market as well as serve as a driving force promoting cooperation between other businesses of the two nations.
Meanwhile, Turkey’s senior representatives expressed hope that Istanbul and Turkey will be a favourable destination for Vietnamese businesses.