Vietnamese Lychee Day opened in the Australian city Sydney on July 1 after its great success in Melbourne.

The event, organised by the Vietnam Trade Office in Australia, attracted crowds of overseas Vietnamese nationals and international friends in the city.

According to Nguyen Hoang Thuy, Head of the office, Vietnamese lychee will find a foothold in Australia given the fruit’s positive reception; it has lauded by consumers for its quality and taste.

She added as many as 40 tonnes of Vietnamese fresh lychee have been exported to the country, mainly to big cities including Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, since its first batch on June 12.

She also highlighted the event’s significance in promoting the fruit in the Australian market while inciting patriotism among Vietnamese overseas.

Hoang Vi Cao, Director of TCT Export in Sydney, said Australia is a big market and the company could import up to 10 tonnes of Vietnamese fresh lychee a week from next year’s crop.-VNA