The Thailand Trade Exhibition 2012 opened on Apr. 19 at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace in Hanoi , attracting a large number of visitors from the first day.

Nearly 150 stalls at the exhibition are displaying various high-quality Thai products, ranging from food, drink, fruit, commodities, textiles and jewellery to auto and bicycle spare parts and accessories, garments, handicraft products and souvenirs.

Anuson Chinvano, Thai Ambassador to Vietnam , spoke highly of the increasing development of the Vietnamese market.

He said the exhibition is not only a chance to promote Thai products to Vietnamese consumers, but also an opportunity for Thai businesses to seek cooperative deals with Vietnamese firms, aiming to strengthen bilateral trade ties between the two countries.

The exhibition runs until Apr. 22.-VNA