08:35 | 07/10/2016 Trade
The Vietnam Trade Fair 2016 officially opened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on October 6.
At the opening ceremony (Photo: VOV)
Themed ‘Friendship, Co-operation and Development’, the event is jointly held by the two countries’ defence and trade ministries.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Defence Minister Tran Don said the fair is part of the national trade promotion programme for 2016, aiming to help Vietnamese firms, including those from the army, expand market and seek business opportunities in Cambodia and ASEAN.
For his part, Cambodian Secretary of State Chhuon Dara, said the event also provided a good chance to strengthen exchanges and mutual cultural understanding between the two countries.
The five-day event attracted the participation nearly 150 Vietnamese firms and trade promotion centres from Lam Dong, Kien Giang and Phu Yen with a total of more than 250 stalls.
On display are apparel, footwear, agro-forestry-fisheries, handicraft, processing food, electronics, mechanical engineering, chemicals, construction materials, animal feed, fertilisers, among others.
The fair also showcases photos featuring Vietnam-Cambodia ties on the occasion of the 49 th anniversary of diplomatic ties, and the Vietnam People’s Army involvement in production and economic development.
On the occasion, the organising board presented gifts to the Royal Cambodian Army school and poor families in Cambodia./.