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Thai trade exhibition to be held in Nairobi next month

Thailand will next month hold a trade exhibition in Nair obi, the Kenyan capital, to give Kenyan consumers and traders a taste of Thailand products.

The exhibition, according to Thai officials, will also offer an opportunity for the business community to explore opportunity for trade between Kenya and the South East Asian country.

Thai Ambassador to Kenya, Apichit Asatthawasi, told a press conference here Thur sday that Thailand was seeking to enhance its trade relations with East Africa by using Kenya as its ga teway into the market.

The Thailand Department of Export Promotion (DEP) has organised the exhibition, dubbed â?Made in Thailand Products showcase 2009â?, which will bring together over 60 Thai traders from d ifferent sectors to enhance trade among Kenya, Thailand and the larger East African market.

â?Kenya is strategically placed and has better infrastructure and facilities co mpared to its East African counterparts,â? said the Ambassador.

He said the business matching would help importers and exporters meet face to fa ce.

â?This will help them negotiate and do business better since the exhibition wil l link local distributors with Thai suppliers through an exclusive business matching event that will allow local traders to ha ve a chance to schedule one-on-one meetings with potential Thai business partners,â? Ambassador Asatthawasi.

The sectors to be represented in this yearâ?s exhibition include pharmaceutical , food, cosmetics and beauty products, electronics, household products, stationery, textiles, gifts and decorative items, constructi on materials and horticulture.

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