Consul General Le Viet Duyen speaks on the opening day of the Perth Royal Show in Western Australia. (Photo: VNA)

 Vietnamese displays have received a warm welcome at the Perth Royal Show in Western Australia (WA)’s Perth City, the biggest local farming show that runs from September 26 to October 4.

Covering 600 square metres, the representation features stalls showcasing coffee, gifts, handicrafts and silk, among others, and an open-air water puppet theatre.

On September 26, the opening day, Vietnam’s water puppet performances and traditional dishes entertained visitors. The Vietnamese Consulate in Perth also organised a lucky draw with prizes including two Vietnam Airlines return tickets, a traditional pottery vase and a box of Vietnamese coffee products.

Vietnamese Consul General Le Viet Duyen said the show is a great occasion for trade stimulation between Vietnam and WA, particularly in culture and agriculture.

The diplomat shared that Vietnam is among the leading global producers of rice, coffee, cashew nuts and peppercorn, and is also the third biggest consumer of WA’s farming produce and the second biggest importer of Australian live cattle.

WA Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston underscored that Vietnam is now the 16 th largest trade partner of WA with two-way trade hitting 1.2 billion AUD last year.

Vietnam mainly imports wheat, seafood, beef and lamb from WA, Baston said, adding his hope for stronger commercial cooperation with the Southeast Asian country.

The century-old Perth Royal Show brought 1,000 enterprises together this year.-VNA