During his opening speech, Sen. Lt. Gen. Tran Don, Deputy Minister of National Defense, emphasized that the trade fair is an important economic and political feature that has greatly contributed to developing both friendship and solidarity between the two countries.

He added that the event offers an opportunity for Vietnamese firms to step up co-operation, seek clients and partners, and expand trading activities with businesses in Myanmar. Through this, enterprises will be able to boost the export of products and services, in addition to strengthening tourism activities in Myanmar and other nations throughout the region.

Sen. Lt. Gen. Don pointed out that several Vietnamese army businesses have been successfully operating in Myanmar such as the military telecom group Viettel with their Mytel brand.

Vietnamese military businesses at the trade fair

Myint New, Myanmar’s Deputy Minister of Defense, ‎highlighted the organization of the event in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest economic hub and expressed wish that Vietnamese army will regularly organize trade fairs similar to the Vietnam Trade Fair 2019 in Myanmar in the future.

During the event, Vietnamese businesses showcased a wide range of products in fields such as garments and textiles, food and beverages, machinery and equipment, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, banking services, and components. These sectors are considered to be able to meet the demands and tastes of local consumers in Myanmar.

The event, scheduled to run from July 18 to July 21, is part of the national trade promotion program 2019, organized by Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, in collaboration with relevant ministries and agencies in Myanmar.

Source: VOV