On the morning of February 24, the Can Tho City Delegation visited and worked with the Korean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, led by Ms. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Diep, Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Nguyen Thi Kieu Duyen, Director of Can Tho Promotion Agency (CPA) and relevant departments such as the Department of Culture , Sports and Tourism, Union of Friendship Organizations.
At the meeting, the two sides discussed about coordination activities to be organized in 2022 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam – Korea (December 22, 1992 – December 22, 2022) as Vietnam – Korea Culture Week in Can Tho city; Cooking show, experience food of Jeollanam-do province, and gift giving event of provincial specialties; Exhibition, performance and exchange of Vietnamese – Korean traditional costumes, especially the traditional Ba Ba dress of Southern women; Performing and exchanging Vietnamese – Korean musical arts; The video contest “Let’s dance with Jeonnam style” on social networking platforms and premiered excellent works, etc. Especially, the two sides exchanged and coordinated to organize a business trip to promote investment and trade in Korea in 2022.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Kieu Duyen, with its strategic location and exchange gateway of the Mekong Delta, Can Tho strengthens its friendship and cooperation with partners, of which South Korea is a strategic partner of the Mekong Delta. Can Tho city with 14 foreign direct investment projects with investment capital from Korea with a total registered investment capital of about 261 million USD, ranked 2nd among investment countries/territories in the city, mainly operating in the fields of production and commerce. In 2021, the export turnover of goods to the Korean market is 19.66 million USD, the main export items are rice (6.02 million USD), seafood and seafood (8.07 million USD), agriculture processed agricultural products and products (US$4.4 million), garments, pharmaceuticals, veterinary drugs; Import turnover is 4.06 million USD, the main imported items are pharmaceutical materials, agricultural drugs, veterinary drugs, fabrics and some other items (leather, feathers). She thanks the support from the Korean Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City as well as Korean businesses for their interest in investing in Can Tho city, making an important contribution to the development of Can Tho city in the past time and hope to continue to receive more attention, support and cooperation in the coming time so that Can Tho continues to develop rapidly and sustainably. Especially, CPA will continue to work closely with the Consulate General to organize trade promotion and investment cooperation activities between Can Tho city and Korea, specifically in 2022. actively organize an investment promotion delegation in Korea, with the hope that the Korean Consulate General will support to invite Korean businesses to attend a seminar in Korea organized by Can Tho during the investment promotion trip.
Korean Consulate General Kang Myong-il, highly appreciating the development of Can Tho city over the past time with its great economic potential and abundant human resources, he believes that Can Tho will develop stronger due to that is the wave of investment of Korean businesses in Can Tho city in the coming time.
Mr. Kang Myong-il wishes to promote cooperation activities between Can Tho city and Korean partners, the Consulate General will coordinate with Can Tho to organize activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of foreign relations Vietnam – Korea , the two sides will continue to discuss the coordination and organization of each activity in the series of events. Besides that, the Korean Consulate General will support Can Tho in promoting the image, potential, advantages, tourism, and investment opportunities in Can Tho city to Korean investors, support to invite Korean enterprises participated in the Investment Promotion Seminar for Korean businesses when receiving information from Can Tho.