A Vietnam-China trade conference was held in Nanning city of China on Oct. 23, as part of the ongoing 8 th China-ASEAN Expo and the 8 th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.

Co-organised by the CAEXPO-2011 Secretariat and the Trade Promotion Agency under the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, the 8 th Vietnam-China Trade Conference drew the participation of over 60 Vietnamese enterprises and a large number of Chinese businesses operating in food processing, construction materials, machinery, electronics, electric equipment, health care and pharmaceuticals.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Head of the CAEXPO-2011 Secretariat Huang Bingxi said that the conference created favourable conditions for the two countries’ businesses to meet and exchange experience as well as seek economic and trade cooperation opportunities.

The conference was also a good chance for Vietnamese enterprises to seek suitable Chinese partners, said Ta Hoang Linh, Deputy Head of the Trade Promotion Agency.

As an initiative of the CAEXPO-2011 Secretariat and the Trade Promotion Agency, the annual conference has helped boost the Vietnam-China friendship and cooperation in economics, trade, investment, culture and tourism, thus effectively promoting the establishment of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area./.