Pyongyang kicks off spring int'l trade fair

May 12, 2015 12:57 am 

PYONGYANG, May 11 — The 18th Pyongyang spring international trade fair opened here Monday at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House in the capital of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).

More than 300 businesses from the DPRK and other countries including China, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Switzerland, Malaysia, mongolia and Singapore took part in the exhibit, which closes Thursday.

The merchandise on display covers a broad range of areas such as electronics products, home appliances, cosmetics, food and drinks, medicines, clothing, machines and various vehicles.

Present at the opening ceremony were Vice Premier Ro Tu Chol, Minister of External Economic Relations Ri Ryong Nam, Vice Minister of External Economic Relations O Ryong Chol, and diplomatic envoys and delegations of various countries.

Pak Ung Sik, director of the Korean International Exhibition Corp. (KIEC), and O Ryong Chol addressed the ceremony, saying the trade fair has increasingly become an international economic event for boosting economic and trade ties among different countries and promoting regional cooperation in this regard.

The exhibitors will strengthen trade cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual benefit in the following days, they said.

The biannual trade fair, each in spring and autumn, is sponsored by the DPRK's Ministry of External Economic Relations and organized by the KIEC.

The Pyongyang spring trade fair is the largest international exhibition held in the country. (PNA/Xinhua)

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