Visitors at the Vietnamese booth (Source: VOV)

Cairo, March 15 (VNA) – Vietnamese agro-forestry-fishery and handicraft products have been introduced at the 51st Cairo International Fair that opened on March 14 in Egypt’s capital city, drawing visitors and businesses, especially those from the Middle East and North Africa.

Vietnamese Trade Counsellor in Egypt Pham The Cuong said that through the event, Vietnam hopes to promote investment opportunities in Vietnam to the business community in Egypt and the world.

Many foreign firms have expressed their interest in joining trade fairs in Vietnam this year such as the Vietnam Food 2018, Viet Fish and Viet Build, he said.

The fair, which will last until March 23, is being participated in by more than 40 countries around the globe.

According to Cuong, Egypt is now one of the 10 largest fabric importers of Vietnam. Two-way trade between the two countries exceeded 350 million USD in 2017, including Vietnam’s export turnover of 320 million USD.

Vietnamese products shipped to Egypt included agro-forestry-fisheries products such as peppercorn, cashew and catfish.-VNA