Lang Son (VNA) – The Vietnam-China International Trade Fair 2018 will take place in the northern border province of Lang Son from October 30 to November 7, aiming to boost cooperation connectivity for mutual development.

The information was released by Nguyen Cong Truong, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, at a press conference on September 18.

The fair is expected to attract 200 Vietnamese and Chinese organisations and businesses showcasing their products at some 300 booths.

The event will focus on boosting trade promotion and provide a venue for participating businesses to introduce their products.

A number of cooperation agreements and contracts are expected to be signed by Vietnamese and Chinese businesses during the fair, which is part of the National Trade Promotion Programme 2018 with the purpose of expanding market connectivity between Lang Son and other Vietnamese localities, as well as more broadly between Vietnam and China.

Vietnam has overtaken Malaysia to become China’s largest trade partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Their bilateral trade was estimated at 66 billion USD in the first half of 2018, with the average monthly turnover between the two countries having exceeded 10 billion USD for the first time in history. –VNA