Thailand Trade Exhibition opens in Hanoi hinh anh 1One booth at the Thailand Trade Exhibition-Thai Week 2015. (Photo: VNA)

Thailand’s food, home appliance, garment, decor, auto parts and electronic devices are being exhibited at nearly 165 booths during the Thailand Trade Exhibition-Thai Week 2015, which opened in Hanoi on August 13.

The four-day event, the 15th of its kind, was jointly organised by the Thai Ministry of Commerce’s Department of International Trade Promotion, the Thai Embassy in Hanoi and the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad).

Thai traditional dances will be featured at the event, aiming to popularise Thai traditional culture to Vietnamese people.

Thai Ambassador to Vietnam Panyarak Poolthup highlighted that this year’s event marks a significant advance in the trade relations between the two countries, contributing to developing their economic relations.

According to Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai, Vietnam and Thailand have seen rapid trade growth after it shot up from 1 billion USD in 2000 to 10.6 billion USD in 2014. He said that the figure stood at 5.4 billion USD in the first half of 2015, up nearly 1 billion USD from the same period last year.

The two sides set up a strategic partnership in 2013 and agreed to increase trade to 20 billion USD by 2020 during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to Thailand last month.-VNA