Viet Nam-Norway cooperation promoted
Ha Noi (VNA) -
Signatories were Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Bich Dat and Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Olav Kjorven.
The MoU focuses on cooperation in education, administrative reform and economic development.
This is the second MoU between
Under the 1996
During their talks in Ha Noi the same day, the Vietnamese Industry Ministry and the Norwegian Trade and Industry Ministry informed each other of bilateral cooperation in energy, particularly in the oil and gas industry and hydro-electric power planning.
The Norwegian side has transferred management technologies on natural resources, personnel training, oil and gas exploration and exploitation, and waste management, to
The Norwegian Trade and Industry Minister, Borge Brende, said Norwegian businesses want to cooperate with
A seminar on hydro-electricity, a programme on the Viet Nam-Norway Businessmen festival and a workshop on Viet Nam-Norway trade promotion were also held in Ha Noi with the participation of nearly 300 Vietnamese and 130 Norwegian businesses.
Addressing the business forum, Planning and Investment Minister Vo Hong Phuc expressed his hope for further cooperation in oil and gas, fisheries and marine transport. "With an open-door policy and an increasingly improved investment environment, Viet Nam hopes that Norwegian businesses will invest more in such prioritised domains as energy, the processing industry, fisheries, mining and services," Phuc said.
Industry and Trade Minister Borge Brende affirmed Norwegian businesses' attention to investment in
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