Deputy PM to attend 2023 China International Import Expo
VGP - A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha will attend the 6th China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China from November 4-6.
The attendance will be made at the invitation of the State Council of the People's Republic of China and the Organizing Committee of the 6th CIIE.
The event aims to enhance China's role in the global supply chain and promote economic and trade cooperation among countries. Viet Nam will attend the 6th CIIE as an honorary country.
At the expo, the Viet Nam's national pavilion will have an area of 256 square meters, mainly displaying the nation's economic achievements and its trade and tourism potentials.
China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said that 289 of the world's top 500 and industry-leading enterprises will be participating in the 6th CIIE, which is scheduled to be held in Shanghai from November 5-10.
The world's top 15 vehicle brands, the top 10 industrial electrical companies, the top 10 medical equipment companies, the three major mining giants, the four major grain merchants and the five major shipping companies have confirmed their participation, according to the event's organizers.
More than 3,400 exhibitors and 394,000 professional visitors have registered to attend the event, fully returning to pre-pandemic levels, according to the MOFCOM.
The 6th CIIE will welcome guests from 154 countries, regions and international organizations, organizers said.
Trade has always been a bright spot in Viet Nam-China ties. Viet Nam continues to be the largest ASEAN trading partner of China, and the fourth largest in the world, after the U.S., Japan and the Republic of Korea.
Last year, two-way trade hit US$175.6 billion, up 5.5 percent year-on-year. During the first 10 months of 2023, the trade turnover reached US$139.2 billion.
As for investment, China ranks sixth among the countries and territories with investment in Viet Nam, with 3,791 valid projects capitalized at more than US$25 billion as of June 20, 2023./.