Vietnamese businesses are showcasing their products for the first time at the 2015 Lisbon Fair held in Portugal from June 27 to July 5.

This year’s event, the 28 th of its kind, is featuring approximately 1,000 enterprises from more than 40 nations worldwide and is expected to draw 150,000 visitors over the nine days.

Vietnamese top products include tea, coffee, handicrafts and garments, which have attracted the attention of visitors thus far.

On the opening day, Portuguese Secretary of State of Employment Octavio Oliveira visited Vietnam’s booths. Talking with Vietnamese Trade Counsellor Nguyen Canh Cuong, he spoke highly of the decoration of Vietnamese booths.

He expressed his hope that the two countries would intensify cooperation and take advantage of their potential to support each other effectively in development as well as in raising their position in the international arena.

Trade between Vietnam and Portugal increased from about 90 million USD in 2008 to nearly 370 million USD in 2014. Vietnam mainly exports coffee, seafood, wood products and footwear to Portugal.-VNA