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HCM City (VNA) – More than 120 businesses from Thailand will be promoting their range of products at a trade fair to be held in Ho Chi Minh City on March 25-27.

Vietnamese consumers should find a range of made-in-Thailand products at the event such as food, beverages, clothes, footwear and home appliances.

Visitors will also be treated to traditional Thai art and cultural performances.

Consul General in the city Panpimon Suwannapongs said the fair means to highlight the close-knit and comprehensive relations between Vietnam and Thailand in recent years.

All profits collected from Thai pavilions will be sent to the city’s fund for poor patients, she added.

Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa said the rapport between Thailand and Vietnam, and particularly with HCM City, has been constantly developing across the fields of economics, trade, culture, gastronomy and tourism.

He described the fair as a practical event to celebrate the 40th founding anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties, which enables Vietnamese and Thai businesses to seek partners and investment opportunities.

Vietnam and Thailand established diplomatic ties in 1976. Vietnam is the fourth biggest trade partner of Thailand in ASEAN after Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Bilateral trade is expected to top 20 billion USD in 2020.-VNA