11:01 | 11/07/2016 Trade
The Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2016 kicked off in Vientiane, Laos, on July 7 with over 200 enterprises and 400 booths.
The Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2016 kicked off in Vientiane, Laos
In 120 booths, 98 Vietnamese businesses presented outstanding products, ranging from pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, industrial machines and construction materials, garments and textiles to agro-fishery-forestry products.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Cam Tu said that the event realizes the Vietnamese government’s international economic integration commitments, boosts Vietnam’s exports to Laos and Northeastern Thailand, introduces Vietnam’s business and investment environment and seek more investment opportunities in Laos.
Laos’ Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade said: “The trade fair creates a forum for the two countries’ businesses to exchange information and seek business opportunities. It helps strengthen bilateral trade cooperation between the two countries”.
Vietnam and Laos hope to boost trade to 3 billion USD by 2020. The fair will be open until July 11./.