19:07 | 13/04/2016 Trade
Newly-elected Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue cut a ribbon to open Viet Nam Expo 2016 on April 13 in Hanoi.
Deputy PM Vuong Dinh Hue (2nd from L) visits a booth at the Viet Nam Expo 2016 - Photo: baocongthuong
The event drew the attendance of Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh and Ambassadors of 23 participating countries and territories.
Under the title “Strengthening regional and international economic connection,” the 26th Viet Nam International Trade Fair (Viet Nam Expo 2016) was hosted by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai speaks at the opening ceremony of the trade fair
Over 500 enterprises from 14 domestic provinces and cities and other countries and territories like India, China, the RoK, Laos, Cambodia, and Australia partook to showcase their products at 600 booths.
Products on display include machineries, equipment, electric-electronic devices and assessories and also foods and beverages, houseware and healthcare products.
The fair is a good opportunity to boost Vietnam's exports to the world market
The fair is expected to promote cooperative and investment activities of domestic enterprises with their foreign partners and boost export markets when Viet Nam has recently inked a series of new-generation FTAs.
As the honourable country at the Viet Nam Expo 2016, Belarus will cooperate with Viet Nam to host a trade forum.
As scheduled, the Viet Nam export promotion forum will take place in the morning of April 14 for enterprises and trade managers to discuss export prospects and policies.
The fair will last till April 16, expecting to attract over 30,000 visitors./.