A Vietnam-Cambodia trade fair opened in the Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh on November 14, offering a venue to businesses of the two countries to meet and seek partners.

The event, the sixth of its kind so far, is jointly organised by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Industry and Trade on the Vietnamese side and the Cambodian Ministry of Defence.

More than 150 enterprises are showcasing a wide range of products at nearly 300 booths, including textile and garment, leather and footwear, agro-forestry-aquatic products, electric-electronic goods, chemicals, construction materials, fertilizers and plant and animal varieties.

Participating businesses have also donated gifts to Cambodian war invalids and a training school of the Cambodian army.

The fair will open through November 18 as part of Vietnam ’s effort to assist its businesses in promoting exports to Cambodia and other ASEAN markets.

Statistics provided by the Trade Counsellor at the Vietnamese Embassy in Cambodia show that bilateral trade between Vietnam and Cambodia has constantly increased, reaching 3.3 billion USD last year and 2.6 billion USD in the first nine months of this year. The figure for the entire 2013 is estimated at 3.5 billion USD.-VNA