Vietnam participates in ASEAN-India expo

Friday, 2019-02-22 16:27:13
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The Vietnamese booth at the fourth ASEAN-India expo. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese products like handicrafts and farm produce, and tourism and transportation services are being showcased in New Delhi, India, within the framework of the fourth ASEAN-India expo that opened on February 21.

More than 20 Vietnamese businesses also participated in the event to seek cooperation opportunities with Indian partners in the context of trade turnover between the two countries in 2018 expanding 40% against the previous year to US$11.8 billion.

In his remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau said the event demonstrates India’s “Act East” policy with ASEAN playing the key role.

The comprehensive integration between ASEAN and India has been reflected through not only the increasing flows of commodities, services and capital but also the people-to-people exchanges, infrastructure connectivity, cultural and educational exchanges, and other spiritual values, he said.

The two sides have expanded their collaboration in maritime safety as well as navigation and aviation freedom in line with international law, the ambassador noted.

The event is coorganised by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the ASEAN-India Business Council.

On display at the expo are products and services of more than 200 enterprises from ASEAN and India, focusing on agriculture and agricultural product processing, pharmaceutical products, IT, AI, auto industry, finance-banking, jewelry, handicrafts, medical equipment, household utensils and furniture.

Within the framework of the expo, there will be seminars on agriculture, trade and investment.