HANOI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- The 13th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO 2016) will be a good opportunity for Vietnam to affirm its role in ASEAN-China relations, said Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Do Thang Hai on Thursday.
CAEXPO 2016 will be held in Nanning, China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Sept. 11-14.
During the event, Vietnam will act as the honorary country and also join the host China in chairing various activities to mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of the ASEAN-China dialogue relationship, said Hai.
This year, Vietnam will continue to send the largest number of businesses to CAEXPO among the 10 ASEAN nations. As many as 137 companies from 19 provinces and cities nationwide will showcase their products at 237 booths covering over 5,000 square meters, reported Vietnam's state-run news agency VNA.
Vietnam will display goods with potential for exports to China and other ASEAN countries including agro-forestry-fishery products, processed food, electric and electronic devices, wood products, handicrafts and consumer goods.
Within the Expo's framework, Vietnam will also take part in other activities such as the 13th China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, a roundtable dialogue between a Vietnamese government leader and entrepreneurs of Vietnam and China, and an investment promotion workshop between ASEAN and China.