Deputy PM attends 5th China-South Asia Expo in Kunming

16:20 | 15/06/2018 Trade

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam attended the opening ceremony of the 5th China – South Asia Expo (CAS Expo) and the 25th China Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair in Kunming, the capital of China’s Yunnan province on June 14.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam delivers a remark at the opening ceremony - Photo: VNA

In his remarks at the event, Dam spoke highly of the role of the two fairs in fostering cooperation on the economy, trade and investment between businesses in Southeast Asia, South Asia and China. Vietnam will continue to create favourable conditions for companies from regional nations and around the world to do long-term business in the country, in a bid to expand friendship and win-win partnerships among nations for regional and global prosperity.

The 190,000sq.m expo features around 8,500 booths run by more than 3,800 exhibitors from 53 countries and territories. This year’s event sees nearly 100 Vietnamese exhibitors showcase their products such as seafood, cashew nuts, coffee, fruits, cassava, Ben Tre coconut-made products, footwear, fragrance, timber and handicrafts at 200 booths.

Deputy PM Dam also held talks with Chinese vice Premier Hu Chunhua and received Governor of Yunnan Ruan Chengfa.

During the talks with Hu, the Vietnamese official gave an overview of Vietnam’s socio-economic achievements in recent years. He also praised the development of the Vietnam – China friendship and cooperation and reaffirmed that Vietnam always attaches importance to the enhancement of its stable and long-term relations with China.

Speaking with Ruan, Dam said the State, Party and people of Vietnam are in support of and ready to create favourable conditions for Vietnamese localities to bolster ties with Yunnan. He also asked Yunnan to work closely with the Vietnamese side to effectively implement the common outlook agreed by the two countries’ leaders and further expand cooperation in the fields of economy and trade, tourism, and education, contributing to the economic development of both sides’ border areas.

Both Hu and Ruan, reiterated that China also attaches significance to developing the friendly neighbourliness and comprehensive cooperation with Vietnam. They stressed that the potential for bilateral collaboration remains huge and China is willing to enhance the effectiveness of its partnership with Vietnam and work with the neighbouring country to settle emerging issues and boost the stable and healthy development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership.