Four Vietnamese companies are showcasing their products and services at the 47th Algiers International Trade Fair, taking place in the Algerian capital from May 28 to June 2.

At the opening ceremony, Trade Counselor at the Vietnamese Embassy to Algeria Nguyen Van Mui and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal toured the Vietnamese pavilions which featured an array of construction materials, plastics, leatherette, food, spices, and handicraft products.

Trade Counselor Mui told PM Sellal that Vietnamese companies are specifically keen on partnering with Algerian companies in such fields as infrastructure, housing, consumer goods products, and aquaculture.

He highlighted the results of fruitful bilateral trade ties in recent years, noting that two-way trade in 2013 reached over 280 million USD, up 37 percent against the previous year’s figure.

In the first four months of this year alone, two-way trade between the counties was estimated at 124 million USD, up 39 percent from a year earlier, he said.

PM Sellal expressed his wish that Vietnamese construction companies will invest and take part in the Algerian government’s housing programme.

This year’s event drew participation of about 680 businesses from 37 countries around the world.-VNA