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Southern Thailand expo kicks off

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A woman looks at a gold bangle inside a jewellery showroom at a market in Mumbai January 15, 2015. REUTERS/Shailesh Andrade

From clothing to jewellery, some of the best products southern Thailand has to offer are now being displayed at an expo in Phnom Penh’s Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Held under the name ‘Southern Thailand Best Products at Phnom Penh’, the fair showcases a wide variety of products from the Thai provinces of Songkhla, Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat and Satun.

The fair, which kicked off yesterday, brings together more than 50 Thai firms, who will introduce their products to Cambodians – including foodstuff, shoes and cosmetics – in a venue decorated with traditional motifs from the five participating Thai provinces.

“The event will serve as a platform for Cambodian and Thai companies to network,” said Rattana Theanvisitsatkool, inspector at Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce.

Last year, trade between the countries was valued at $6 billion, 10 percent higher than the year before.

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