Vietnam to be honorary country at upcoming China-ASEAN Expo hinh anh 1Representatives of Vietnamese and Chinese businesses meet at the 13th China-ASEAN Expo in 2015 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam will ​be the honorary country at the 13th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO 2016), slated for September 11-14 in China’s Nanning city.

The country will also join host China in chairing various activities marking the 25th founding anniversary of the ASEAN-China dialogue relationship.

This will be a good opportunity for Vietnam to affirm its role in ASEAN-China relations, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai at a press conference on September 1.

The country continues to send the biggest number of businesses to CAEXPO among the 10 ASEAN nations. As many as 137 companies from 19 provinces and cities nationwide will showcase their products at 237 booths covering over 5,000 square metres.

The Vietnamese goods to be displayed include agro-forestry-fishery products, processed food, electric and electronic devices, wood products, handicrafts and consumer goods.

All of them boast huge potential for export to China and other ASEAN countries, Hai said.

Within the expo’s framework, Vietnam will also take part in other activities such as the 13th Chia-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, a roundtable dialogue between a Vietnamese Government leader and entrepreneurs of Vietnam and China, and an investment promotion workshop between ASEAN and China.-VNA