| Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam. (Photo: VNplus)
Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Ngo Huong Nam expressed his delights at the two nations’ trade growth, which averaged 12 percent in the past decade, the highest recorded between Australia and an ASEAN member state. He said 2019 has all needed conditions for the ties to thrive, mentioning the Vietnam – Australia strategic partnership agreement as well as the recently-taking-effect Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific (CPTPP) that both are members. Representatives of Australian businesses said they are keen to learn more about investment and business opportunities in Vietnam.