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CAEXPO gets underway

Released at: 14:09, 12/09/2018

CAEXPO gets underway

Deputy Prime Minister Vương Dinh Hue is speaking at the opening of the CAEXPO 2018 (Photo: Hai Van)

Four-day China-ASEAN Expo opens on September 12.

by Van Hai

The opening ceremony for the China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO 2018) was held at the Nanning International Exhibition Convention Center in Nanning, China, on September 12, with the theme “Together to Build the 21st Century Silk Road”.

Delegates from China and the ten ASEAN member countries were in attendance, as were representatives from enterprises.

Mr. Han Zheng, Vice Premier of the State Council, stated that China and ASEAN countries are now major partners. The 15 years of the China-ASEAN relationship has resulted in remarkable community building, with China always attaching importance to comprehensive cooperation.

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said that China is Vietnam’s largest tourism partner in ASEAN (ASEAN Plus Three) and Vietnam is the largest tourism partner of China in ASEAN.

“CAEXPO is very important, in the context of high socioeconomic risks, and is a bright spot for economic development,” he said. “Vietnam enterprises number is increasing year-on-year, and this reflects the belief of Vietnamese enterprises about ASEAN.”

He added that Vietnam always wishes to cooperate and encourage cooperation between the two countries in the field of renewable energy.

China and ASEAN will support each other to reach trade targets set for this year, he went on, and he believes that CAEXPO and the China-ASEAN Business Investment Summit (CABIS) have promoted China-ASEAN relations.

“I expect to see sustainable and high-quality investment projects in Vietnam in the time to come,” he said.

Mr. Vu Ba Phu, General Director of the Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency (Vietrade), believes that CAEXPO 2018 plays an important role in promoting trade between China and ASEAN countries and especially between China and Vietnam.

“There are over 150 Vietnamese enterprises taking part in CAEXPO 2018,” he told VET. “In order to match demand in international markets, especially China, Vietnamese enterprises must follow standard regulations.”

CAEXPO is a multilateral cooperation event between ASEAN and China, held annually in China and bringing many practical benefits to Vietnamese enterprises, enhancing and affirming Vietnam’s profile within China-ASEAN cooperation.

Vietnam’s participation in CAEXPO 15 promotes its national image and the image of its brands and products. The Vietnam Pavilion includes enterprises in competitive industries and developing export sectors such as agricultural products, seafood, foodstuffs, and wooden furniture.

The expo features more than 5,000 booths from over 2,500 enterprises in China and ASEAN countries in different fields at three locations: the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Center, the Guangxi Exhibition Center, and South China Town in Guangxi.

 

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