The 18th South African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX 18) took place in the Johannesburg city of South Africa from July 17-19, attracting the participation of more than 500 economic corporations and trade companies from 50 countries and territories around the world.

Vietnam was represented at the event by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP), the Vietnam Northern Food Corporation (VNF1), the Vietnam National Tea Corporation (Vinatea) and the Vietnam National Coffee Corporation (Vinacafe).

During the three-day exhibition, the Vietnamese delegation led by MARD Deputy Minister Ho Xuan Tung introduced the country’s key seafood products such as Basa fish, shrimp and traditional agricultural products of rice, tea, coffee, pepper to potential partners, especially those from Africa.

Many businesses from African countries visited Vietnam ’s pavilions aiming to seek cooperative opportunities and sign business contracts on trading in these products.

SAITEX 18 is the greatest international trade exhibition organised annually in South Africa. /.