NDO/ VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador to Norway Le Thi Tuyet Mai urged Norwegian businesses to enhance investments in Vietnam at a conference held by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Vietnamese Embassy in Norway in Oslo on May 16. The Vietnamese Government is working to improve the business climate to attract foreign investment, intensify trade liberalisation and aiming to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the Ambassador said. She noted that along with Vietnam’s socio-economic development in recent years, the country’s plans for development from 2016-2020 will bring opportunities for the two nations to strengthen co-operation. Norwegian enterprises can expand their operations in Vietnam, especially in fields like the maritime sector, renewable energy, environment protection and science-technology, Mai said. She affirmed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies will work with Norwegian organisations to boost co-operation between the two countries while facilitating Norwegian investments in Vietnam. State Secretary of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tone Skogen expressed her desire to enhance Norway-Vietnam cooperation, saying that the two countries have potential for further bilateral and multilateral collaboration. The Norwegian Government will continue to create favourable conditions for its enterprises to increase operations in Vietnam, she said. Since diplomatic ties were established in November 1971, Vietnam and Norway have seen their relations actively develop across politics, economics, culture and society. The conference was held as part of the activities to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations.