Indonesia to promote national products at exhibition in Vietnam

May 12, 2016 6:20 am 

AKARTA, May 11 — The Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, will promote national products through an exhibition to be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 30 to December 3, 2016.

The exhibition showcasing Indonesian products will help enhance bilateral trade between Indonesia and Vietnam, targeted to reach USD 10 billion by 2018, according to information received from the Indonesian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City. This was reported on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

The Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam, Ibnu Hadi, has held a meeting with representatives of Indonesian companies operating in Vietnam, especially those located in southern Vietnam.

The meeting was attended by 14 Indonesian companies engaged in the business of aluminum extruders, travel agents, paints, snacks, pharmaceuticals, herbal supplements, paper, investment consultant, language courses, as well as animal feed.

At the meeting, the ambassador said the Indonesian companies could participate in the exhibition without having to pay any money.

According to him, the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi will bear the cost of the exhibition, which will be organized by the Vietnam National Advertising Company and Trade Fair (Vinexad). Vinexad is a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Vietnam.

The exhibition of Indonesian products will be a part of the 14th Vietnam International Trade Fair. Indonesia will have a pavilion featuring 76 booths.

The Indonesian Pavilion will showcase superior products made in Indonesia and already accepted in the Vietnamese market. A number of new products will also be marketed soon.

The Vietnam International Trade Fair is the largest trade fair in the southern part of Vietnam.

In 2015, a total of 450 companies from 16 countries participated in the event, including the United States, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Spain and Thailand. (PNA/ANTARA)

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