The press conference on the Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2018 in Vientiane on June 25 (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – More than 120 businesses and units of Vietnam and Laos will showcase their best products at the Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2018 in the Lao capital city of Vientiane from June 28 to July 2.

The information was released at a press conference held by the countries’ ministries of industry and trade and the ministries of denfence in Vientiane on June 25. 

The fair, themed “Cooperation, friendship and development”, will take place at the Lao International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (Lao-ITECC) in Vientiane. It will feature over 200 booths covering a total area of 6,000 square metres.

Vietnamese firms are set to introduce their high-quality and typical products such as textiles-garment, leather and footwear, agro-forestry-aquatic products, handicrafts, processed food, electrical and electronic equipment, mechanical and chemical products, construction materials, fertilisers, and animal food.

Additionally, an exhibition area at the event will display photos on the two countries’ traditional friendship and economic activities of the Vietnam People’s Army.

As part of the trade fair, participating businesses will visit Luang Prabang province of Laos and Udon Thani province of Thailand to survey the local markets. 

Meanwhile, the Department of Trade Promotion under the Lao Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Vientiane and Hanoi associations of women entrepreneurs will hold a business-to-business meeting to help Vietnamese and Lao companies to boost trade, investment and business partnerships.

The organising board and enterprises will also present aid to disadvantaged families and schools in Laos.

The Vietnam-Laos Trade Fair 2018, part of Vietnam’s national trade promotion programme, is an important economic, political and social activity aiming to strengthen the time-tested and special solidarity and friendship between the people and armies of the two nations.

It also looks to create a platform for enterprises to increase trade, investment and business cooperation, thus helping Vietnamese firms to promote exports to Laos and other ASEAN markets.-VNA