The 2013 Vietnam-China International Tourism and Trade Fair is underway in Mong Cai city of the northern province of Quang Ninh, seeing the participation of 230 businesses.

The 400-pavilion fair features a wide range of products from agro-forestry and aquatic produce, handicraft items, ceramics, woodworks to machines and electronic equipment.

The event creates a golden opportunity for business players to seek partners and increase cooperation in trade, tourism and investment between the two countries, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Thanh.

A string of activities will take place during the annual fair, including a forum on Vietnam-China border trade promotion and economic development, a music festival and sports event.

Jointly organised by the Mong Cai municipal People’s Committee and the China’s Dongxing People’s Government, the event will run through to December 18.-VNA