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The Vietnam -Cambodia Trade Service Exhibition 2013 (Ho Chi Minh City Expo 2013) officially opened at the Mondial Centre in Phnom Penh on April 3.

The five-dCambodia, Vietnam boost trade cooperationay exhibition features 250 booths displaying high-quality products in the field of household plastics food and foodstuffs processing, interior decoration, garments, footwear, leather footwear, handicrafts, cosmetics, electronics and construction materials.

In her opening speech, Cambodia’s permanent Deputy Prime Minister Men Som Ol praised Ho Chi Minh City’s sponsoring annual exhibitions in Cambodia as a pratical contribution to promoting bilateral economic trade and services cooperation and strengthening the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Vietnam’s investment in Cambodia has increased significantly in the areas of agriculture, telecommunications, air transport, banking and tourism, she added.

She wished that Vietnamese and Cambodian enterprises would spare no effort to contribute to sustainable growth and peace in the region.

Nguyen Thi Hong, Vice Chairwoman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, said the exhibition provides a golden opportunity for Vietnamese businesses to explore the investment environment in Cambodia.

A series of trade and tourism promotions and cultural exchanges will also be held during the exhibition.

Vietnam is Cambodia’s second largest trade partner. Two-way trade turnover between the two countries reached US$3.3 billion in 2012, 17 percent higher than last year’s figure.

(VOV)

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