|Expo-Russia Vietnam 2017, the second edition, is scheduled to take place at Melia Hanoi from December 13 to 15. — VNA Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Expo-Russia Vietnam 2017’s second edition is scheduled to take place at Melia Hanoi from December 13 to 15.
The expo is aimed at promoting the two countries’ trade and economic ties and Russia’s exports to Southeast Asia.
Nguyễn Tuấn Hải, deputy head of the international relations department of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said at a press conference on Monday that the expo would showcase products and services for export, investment projects and research findings of businesses, universities and research agencies.
It will also introduce achievements in energy, machine manufacturing, transport and telecommunication, as well as mining, chemical industry, healthcare, agriculture and hi-tech industries.
At the expo, which will attract hundreds of businesses from the two countries, Vietnamese firms will have an opportunity to learn about Russia’s investment environment and seek business partnerships, he noted.
D.R.Vartanov, director of Russian company Zarubezh Expo and head of the expo’s organising board, said at the first event in December 2015, the Russian side inked 172 agreements with Vietnamese partners.
Russian businesses are paying special attention to the Asia-Pacific region, he noted, expressing his belief that the two countries will reap more successes in cooperation in energy, transport, healthcare, telecommunication and tourism.
A series of trade promotion activities will take place as part of the expo, including a Việt Nam-Russia business forum, a workshop on economic co-operation between member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union and Viet Nam, and roundtables on agriculture, energy, transport and healthcare.
According to the General Department of Vietnam Customs, bilateral trade reached US$1.7 billion in the first six months of 2017, with Việt Nam’s exports to Russia reaching over $1 billion. — VNS