Almost 130 Thai businesses and their sales representatives will take part in an exposition of Thailand’s products, scheduled to be held in Hanoi from August 6-9.

The businesses will display their products, which are popular with Vietnamese consumers, including motorbikes, bicycles, electric and electronic appliances, fruit and vegetables, foodstuffs, cosmetics, handicrafts, garments and textiles, and medical equipment.

Speaking to the media in Hanoi on July 28, Charge d’Affaires at the Thai Embassy Tawatchai Koopirom praised the development of bilateral trade between the two countries in recent years, saying that the exhibition aims to promote Thai products and help Thai businessmen to penetrate further into the Vietnamese market as well as to seek out opportunities to do business with Vietnamese partners.

During the expo, the Thai Administration of Tourism will hold a fair to spotlight Thai tourism which will help to boost trade, investment and tourism between the two countries.

The diplomat confirmed that the Thai government will always its encourage businesses to invest in Vietnam.

According to Tawatchai Koopirom, Vietnam should inject more investment into its infrastructure to attract investors.

The Thai exhibition has been held every year from 2001 by the Vietnam Advertising and Trade Fair Joint Stock Company in collaboration with the Thai Embassy in Vietnam . The event always attract a large number of local visitors.

Vietnam and Thailand have seen an increase in trade since they officially set up trade ties in 1988. Two-way trade reached 5 billion USD in 2008 and both countries are striving to reach 10 billion USD by 2010./.