The business communities of Algeria and Vietnam should fully tap into their potential to expand bilateral trade and investment.
Omar Mehsas, president of the chamber of commerce and industry of Constantine region, made the recommendation at a working session with Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Do Trong Cuong and Trade Counsellor Nguyen Van Mui in Constantine city on April 20.
He said Algerian businesses want to learn from Vietnam’s experience in developing its strong areas such as construction, farm produce and seafood processing, garment, and oriental medicine manufacturing.
Ambassador Cuong spoke of Vietnam’s strengths in construction, construction materials and labour, and asked the Algerian side for consideration.
Representatives of the Algerian employers at the meeting said they will discuss the proposal in detail with the Vietnam’s Viglacera Corporation when this corporation is to attend an international construction exhibition in Algiers in May.
At a meeting with the mayor of Constantine, Noureddine Bedoui, Cuong thanked the Algerians for supporting Vietnamese labourers in the city and asked the local administration to continue this assistance so as to contribute to enhancing the traditional friendship between the two nations.
The ambassador later went to a construction site on the east-west highway to encourage the Vietnamese labourers working there.
Constantine is 430 kilometres from the Algerian capital Algiers and it has significant economic relations with Vietnam, which attracts many Vietnamese labourers.