|A stall at the trade promotion expo featuring more than 150 Vietnamese goods of high quality in Thailand. — VNA/VNS Photo|
BANGKOK — A trade promotion expo featuring more than 150 Vietnamese goods of high quality is taking place in Thailand's Udon Thani province from June 24 to 27 as part of activities marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand - Udon Thani 2021 themed "A Flavour of Việt Nam" sees the participation of more than 20 Vietnamese firms, including Dalat Hasfarm, which sells fresh flowers and plants; Lâm Đồng Pharmaceutical JSC; Đồng Xuân knitting company; Hồng Hà and Thiên Long stationery companies.
As part of the event at the Central Plaza in Udon Thani, fruits imported from Việt Nam by the Central Group like lychee, dragon fruit, and sweet potato, are on display. Notably, close to 200kg of lychees prepared by the organisers have sold out. Other stalls selling traditional Vietnamese food like pho and spring rolls are attracting many visitors.
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Thailand Trần Thị Thanh Mỹ said the programme brings opportunities for Vietnamese companies to introduce their goods in Thailand and for Thai people to access made-in-Việt Nam products.
She said the number of participating firms is limited due to COVID-19, expressing her belief that Vietnamese products on display will be favoured by Thai locals.
My hoped for more trade promotion events to take place in the future for increasing economic and commercial cooperation between the business communities, and people of Việt Nam and Thailand.
Wanchai Janporn, Deputy Governor of Udon Thani, said that his province houses the highest number of Vietnamese expatriates in Thailand, reflecting deep ties between locals and Vietnamese people. The official also highlighted his confidence in the success of the expo.
Emmananuel Couronne, Chief Merchandise Officer at Central Food Retail Group, said the Vietnamese Goods Week in Thailand is an important annual event of the Central Group, considering it a good chance for boosting Việt Nam - Thailand relations and connecting their enterprises, serving Vietnamese and Thai consumers' demand.
The Central Group and its partners wish to play the role of a product promotion channel for Vietnamese goods in Thailand and in the world, he affirmed. — VNS