More than 120 businesses and units of Viet Nam and Laos will showcase their best products at the Viet Nam-Laos Trade Fair 2018.
The fair will be held in the Lao capital city of Vientiane from June 28 to July 2.
This was announced at a press conference held by the two countries’ ministries of industry and trade and ministries of defence in Vientiane on Monday.
The fair, themed “Co-operation, friendship and development,” will take place at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre. It will feature more than 200 booths, covering an area of 6,000sq.m.
Vietnamese firms are set to introduce high-quality and typical products, such as garment-textiles, leather and footwear, agro-forestry-seafood products, handicrafts, processed food, electrical and electronic equipment, mechanical and chemical products, construction material, fertilisers and animal food.
Additionally, an exhibition area at the event will display photographs of the Viet Nam People’s Army reflecting the two countries’ traditional friendship and economic activities.
As part of the trade fair, participating businesses will visit Luang Prabang Province of Laos and Udon Thani Province of Thailand to survey the local markets.
Meanwhile, the Department of Trade Promotion under the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Vientiane and Ha Noi associations of women entrepreneurs will hold a business-to-business meeting to help Vietnamese and Lao companies boost trade, investment and business partnerships.
The organising board and enterprises will also give out aid to disadvantaged families and schools in Laos.
Viet Nam-Laos Trade Fair 2018, part of Viet Nam’s national trade promotion programme, is an important economic, political and social activity aimed at strengthening the time-tested and special solidarity and friendship between the people and armies of the two countries.
It also looks to create a platform for enterprises to increase trade, investment and business cooperation, thus helping Vietnamese firms promote exports to Laos and other ASEAN markets. — VNS