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14th China-ASEAN Expo underway

Released at: 17:05, 13/09/2017

14th China-ASEAN Expo underway

Photo: Hai Van

Vietnam well represented at 14th holding of key regional Expo.

by Hai Van

With the theme “Together to Build the 21st Century Silk Road, Tourism Promotes the Regional Economy”, the 14th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO 2017) officially opened at the Nanning International Exhibition Convention Center in Nanning, China, on September 12.

Delegates from China and the ten ASEAN member countries were in attendance, as were representatives from enterprises. In his remarks, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh said that China is ASEAN’s largest partner.

China and ASEAN will support each other to reach trade targets set for this year, he went on, and he believes that CAEXPO and the China-ASEAN Business Investment Summit (CABIS) have promoted China-ASEAN relations.

“China is one the largest tourism and trade partners of Vietnam and Vietnam is the largest tourism and trade partner of China in ASEAN,” he emphasized. “I expect to see sustainable and high-quality investment projects in Vietnam in the time to come.”

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh is speaking at the opening ceremony of the CAEXPO 2017 (Photo: Hai Van)

Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong firmly believes that CAEXPO 2017 plays an important role in promoting trade between China and ASEAN countries and especially between China and Vietnam. “We will export more Vietnamese goods to China and improve the balance of trade through CAEXPO,” he told VET.

CAEXPO is a multilateral cooperation activity between ASEAN and China, held annually in China and bringing many practical benefits for Vietnamese enterprises, enhancing and affirming Vietnam’s profile within ASEAN-China cooperation.

Ms. Doan Thi Ha, Chairman of the Vietnam Mong Cai Van Tho Import and Export Co., said that CAEXPO 14 presents many cooperation opportunities for her enterprise. “We brought a variety of durian products as well as special products to exhibit to Chinese and ASEAN customers,” she said. “We expect to connect with more Chinese enterprises in the future.”

Vietnam’s participation in CAEXPO 14 promotes its national image and the image of its brands and products. The Vietnam Pavilion includes enterprises in competitive industries and developing export sectors such as agricultural products, seafood, foodstuffs, and wooden furniture.

The fair also featured more than 4,600 booths from over 2,500 enterprises in China and ASEAN countries in different fields at three locations: the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, the Guangxi Exhibition Center, and South China Town, Guangxi.

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