More than 30 Vietnamese agricultural businesses are running fruit and spice stalls as part of a Vietnam farm produce week starting June 26 at the Rungis International Market in Paris.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the event, Stéphane Layani, President and Director General of the Rungis International Market, praised the quality of Vietnamese farm produce, particularly lychees, dragon fruit and coconuts.

He said he believes the products will be a hit in France and also Europe and other parts of the world.

The event, featuring a space of Vietnamese culinary delights cooked by French chef Didier Corlou, received a warm welcome from visitors.

Xavier Blanchard, Tu Nu Limited Company said: "Our farm introduces famous brands of Lam Dong province, such as cacao, cashew nut and macca. We also bring Ban Me Thuot café to the fair as well as introduce the latest coffee filter to customers."
 
Fatigue, visitor said: "I am trying Vietnam’s fresh coconut juice. It tastes delicious. The week, held for the first time, is impressive with high quality goods."

 

Nguyen Gia Phuong, Director of Hanoi’s Investment, Trade and Tourism Centre said: "It took us one year to prepare for the event to take place. We want to introduce Vietnam’s farm produce to the European market via Rungis, one of the oldest and largest markets in the world."

Vietnam’s fruit, vegetables and seafood are now available across 180 countries and territories. Earning 36 billion USD from agro-forestry-fishery exports in 2017, Vietnam was ranked among 15 biggest exporters of the products in the world.-VNA