Binh Thuan dragon fruits introduced at the fair (Photo: VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnamese businesses are introducing their beverages and farm produce to Indian consumers at 13th Annapoorna World of Food India underway in Mumbai city in India’s western state of Maharashtra. 

It is a major food fair on processed food, including seafood, dairy products and sweets, among others, as well as packaging technologies.

With the support of the Trade Office at the Vietnamese Embassy in India, Vietnam’s firms including the TKK Food Joint Stock Company, Richy Food Southern, A&B Vietnam Investment JSC and a delegation of Binh Thuan province’s Industry and Trade Department, have been attending the event.

It is viewed as one of significant trade promotion activities since Vietnam and India have inked a memorandum of understanding on economic and trade cooperation earlier this year.

A wide range of Vietnamese products are introduced at the exhibition such as sweet, beverages and especially dragon fruit.

Director of Binh Thuan Department of Industry and Trade Do Minh Kinh voiced his hope that Vietnamese businesses will secure numerous contracts and find new partners through the event.

Some firms participating in the fair have discussed the signing of memoranda of understanding on distribution of Vietnamese products with their Indian counterparts. 

The Annapoorna World of Food India, which runs until September 29, is expected to draw about 15,000 visitors.

Covering an area of more than 35,000sq.m, the event draws over 500 companies from 15 countries and territories, including Vietnam, Brazil, Australia, the Republic of Korea, the Netherlands, China, Turkey and Italy.

The fair also hosts various bilateral meetings and seminars with the participation of leaders of Indian food producers and retailers.-VNA