Senate leader discusses tourism, business prospects with Vietnam


THE PHILIPPINE Senate president met with the Vietnamese ambassador in Manila where they discussed further cooperation on tourism and business, ahead of a visit on Wednesday by Vietnam’s National Assembly president.   

Senate President Juan Miguel F. Zubiri noted the need to “expand exchanges between our parliaments, and boost tourism and business opportunities.”  

He said Vietnamese Ambassador Hoang Huy Chung showed interest in strengthening tourist exchanges with the Philippines now that restrictions caused by the pandemic have been loosened across the globe.  

Filipino teachers, he added, are highly valued in Vietnam for their fluent English, which many Vietnamese seek to learn.  

The ambassador also noted the agricultural partnership between the Philippines and Vietnam which will benefit trade, research, development, and technology. — Alyssa Nicole O. Tan