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Forum connecting trade in agriculture, forestry and fishery between Vietnam and China through Yunnan province

(03 April 2023) 

Sunwah – On the afternoon of May 31, within the framework of a business trip to two provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan (China), the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD) and representatives of the departments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, General Department of Customs, leaders of Hoa Binh province, leaders of a number of Departments of Agriculture and Rural Development, Departments of Industry and Trade of major agricultural-forestry-fishery production provinces and provinces with border gates in the northern border area of Vietnam, which is led by Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam of MARD, attended the “Forum connecting trade in agriculture, forestry and fishery between Vietnam and China through Yunnan province” held in Kunming City, Yunnan province. The forum was organized by Sunwah Group (Hong Kong) and Yunnan – ASEAN Business Cooperation Committee in collaboration with the Department of Quality Management, Processing and Market Development (MARD), Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming, Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Yunnan Province, Department of Foreign Affairs of Yunnan Province and Department of Commerce of Yunnan Province. More than 150 guests who are representatives of associations and enterprises of agricultural, forestry and fishery production and trade from the two countries discussed and exchanged ways of cooperation and development for mutual benefit. Mr. Jason Choi, General Director of Sunwah Group Southwest Area and Greater Bay Area of Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau attended and delivered the opening speech of the Forum.

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Guests attending the “Forum connecting trade in agriculture, forestry and fishery between Vietnam and China through Yunnan province” visit the exhibition area

At the forum, Mr. Liu Xiaoquan, Deputy Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of Yunnan Province, said that according to the statistics of Kunming Customs, in 2022, the trade turnover of agricultural products between Yunnan province and Vietnam will reach 6.337 billion yuan, accounting for about 15% of the agricultural trade turnover of Yunnan province. Yunnan attaches great importance to exchanges and cooperation with Vietnam. In recent years, Yunnan-Vietnam agricultural cooperation has basically formed a multi-dimensional, wide-ranging and comprehensive model of cooperation. Some provinces of Vietnam and Yunnan are geographically adjacent and have similarities in customs and practices as well as industrial resources, farming techniques, processing methods, and market demand etc. Agricultural cooperation between the two sides has a long history and maintains good development momentum, occupying an important position in bilateral cooperation. The organization of this Forum will definitely continue to contribute to promoting exchanges and cooperation between Vietnam and Yunnan in the near future.

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Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, Mr. Tran Thanh Nam speaks at the Forum

Mr. Tran Thanh Nam, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, in his speech, said that China and Vietnam have a large room for business cooperation in the field of agriculture, forestry and fishery. This is the golden period for the two sides to further promote cooperation relations for common development. He encouraged the representatives of businesses of both sides during and after the forum to continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, together promoting the prosperity and development of agriculture, forestry and fishery of China and Vietnam.

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General Director of Sunwah Group South West Area and Greater Bay Area of Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau Jason Choi welcome speech

Speaking at the forum, Mr. Jason Choi, General Director of Sunwah Group Southwest Area and Greater Bay Area of Guangdong – Hong Kong – Macau shared that Sunwah started to carry out business activities in Yunnan in 2016, and always considers Yunnan as an important strategic investment location. Yunnan is China’s economic and trade center facing South Asia and Southeast Asia, world famous for its unique geographical location and rich resources. Sunwah Group is well aware of the advantages of Yunnan province, always follows the three-card deployment strategy of the Yunnan Provincial Party Committee, cooperates with local governments and businesses to establish many companies in different industries such as tea, coffee, culture and real estates, while actively participating in the modernization process of Yunnan province. With Vietnam, Sunwah Group has invested more than half a century, from the beginning of the seafood business, then became the largest seafood importer and exporter in Vietnam, and also became the first foreign-invested enterprise to establish a representative office in Ho Chi Minh City. With abundant agricultural, forestry and fishery resources along with increasing capacity for scientific and technological innovation, Vietnam plays an important role in global agriculture, forestry and fishery, providing many high-quality products for domestic and foreign markets, creating a solid foundation for Vietnam’s economic growth and sustainable development. He also hoped that businesses of the two sides could further strengthen exchanges and cooperation, improve technical levels, and achieve win-win goals. At the same time, jointly respond to the challenges and opportunities of globalization based on international trade rules, while promoting the safety, health and environmental friendliness of agricultural products. Sunwah Group is committed to making every effort to promote China-Vietnam cooperation in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fishery to a new height, contributing its efforts to the cause of economic construction and prosperity of China and Vietnam.

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Forum connecting trade in agriculture, forestry and fishery between Vietnam and China through Yunnan province attracted more than 150 guests

Also within the framework of the business trip, on June 1, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam, Mr. Tran Thanh Nam and the delegation visited and worked at Sunwah Group’s Yunnan Headquarters. The Deputy Minister expressed his hope that with the help of the group’s resources, the cooperation relationship between Vietnamese and Chinese agricultural enterprises will continue to be promoted, with joint efforts in goods clearance, fishery import and export. He also wished that Sunwah could support agricultural and rural tourism promotion to attract more tourists, thereby contributing to promoting the consumption of local tourism products. He also proposed the establishment of the “Yunnan – Vietnam Agricultural Enterprises Association” to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation between businesses in these two regions. He also expressed his sincere thanks to Sunwah Group for always caring, supporting and looking forward to Sunwah Group continuing to play the role of a bridge to promote the common development of economy and trade, especially in the field of agricultural products between Vietnam and China.

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Deputy Minister Tran Thanh Nam and Mr. Jason Choi at Sunwah Group’s Yunnan Headquarters

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