Thai trade festival to mark 40 years of friendship with Vietnam hinh anh 1Friendship fair: A traditional Thai dance show.(Source

HCM City (VNA) - A Thai-themed fair introducing the culture of Thailand will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from March 25-27 to mark the 40th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Thailand and Vietnam.

A Thai Village in HCM City will be among several events to celebrate the countries’ long-lasting friendship. It will include Thai trade fairs, a CEO night, book fair and student exchange programme.

“These activities demonstrate the multi-faceted relationship that our two countries have shared for the past four decade,” said Royal Thai Consul –General Panpimon Suwannapongse.

The festival will take place at the September 23 rd Park in downtown HCM City. It will include a trade fair, cultural performance, and exhibition of Thai private business sector that have contributed to the growth of Vietnam’s vibrant economy.

There will be three main areas, including the trade fair for Thai products available in Vietnam, an exhibition hall for the Thai private sector, and a restaurant zone where people can sample authentic Thai cuisine from leading Thai restaurants in HCM City.

An on-stage cultural performance of Thai and Vietnamese artists will be organised every night.

“The three-day event will be a great opportunity for the Vietnamese public to learn more about Thailand as well as the bonds between our two nations,” she said.

The event, which will see the attendance of Thailand’s Minister of Culture and leaders of HCM City, will be free and open to the public. Money raised during the event will be donated to charity.-VNA