Fair offers opportunities for trading exchange between Vietnam and Thailand

Friday, 2020-07-03 15:49:04
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Delegates cut the ribbon to open the fair. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – A fair introducing Thai products to Vietnamese customers opened in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on July 3, offering a chance to connect trade between Vietnamese and Thai businesses.

Held at the Can Tho International Exhibition Fair Centre from July 3-5, the “Mini Thailand Week 2020” is co-hosted by the Department of International Trade Promotion under the Thai Ministry of Commerce and the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam.

This year, the fair is showcasing unique products from across a variety of industries such as fashion and accessories, children's products, healthcare and beauty products, food and beverages, kitchen and household appliances, as well as products from the service sector such as tourism, aviation and restaurants. The event is expected to attract over 7,000 visitors who will experience authentic Thai food and products, in addition to Thai music and dance performances.

According to Apirat Sugondhabhirom, Thai Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, in the first five months this year, despite being affected by COVID-19, Thai investors are still confident and committed to Vietnam’s economy. Thailand is ranked second among all foreign investors in Vietnam with total investment of US$1.4 billion. In the Mekong Delta region alone, Thailand's total investment up until March this year had reached US$1.8 billion across 58 projects.

Customers visit booths at the fair. (Photo: VNA)

The Thai diplomat also said that the "Mini Thailand Week 2020” would play an important role in promoting economic ties between the two countries, especially in terms of local economic development post-COVID-19, thus contributing greatly to the economic growth of the two countries.

Duong Tan Hien, Vice Chairman of the Can Tho Municipal People's Committee, said the Thai fair held in his city has an important function in introducing Thai goods to Vietnam, while helping enhance the expansion of trade relations between the two countries in general and with Can Tho and the Mekong Delta in particular.

According to Hien, the event also demonstrates the importance of Vietnam’s Southwestern key economic region in Vietnam’s cooperation with the ASEAN community. It is also a good opportunity for investors, producers and businesses from both sides to meet, exchange and expand trade links in order to boost two-way trade between Vietnam and Thailand.