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Vietnam Expo 2015 kicks off in Hanoi

Xinhua, April 15, 2015 Adjust font size:

The 25th Vietnam International Trade Fair, or Vietnam Expo 2015, kicked off here on Wednesday, with the participation of around 600 international and domestic companies.

During the four-day event, a total of 720 booths showcased products from 27 countries and regions, including Algeria, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, China, China's Taiwan, Cuba, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Vietnam.

Bui Huy Son, head of Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade' s Trade Promotion Agency, organizer of the expo, said at the opening that the expo, themed "Enhancing cooperation in Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) economic community," is a practical trade promotion activity which helps to boost export of Vietnamese companies into regional countries, especially in border areas.

Vietnam Expo, held for the first time in 1991, is expected to be an effective bridge linking producers, investors and companies who are seeking business opportunities, said Son. Endi