Vietnamese lychee has made its way to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) this summer, available for sale in Dubai-based supermarket chain Choithrams, according to Cong Thuong (Industry-Trade) newspaper.

The newspaper, quoting the Vietnam’s Trade Office in the UAE, said the Trade Office and Phu Hung Trading and Service Joint Stock Company worked to help the fresh lychee gain access to the UAE and other Middle Eastern markets.

The lychee, grown under VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards, was shipped by air to Dubai to ensure quality.

V.L. Pamnani of Choithrams and other directors have also met with the Vietnamese Embassy and Trade Office in the UAE to discuss plans for lychee imports next season.

Several other fresh Vietnamese fruits were introduced to UAE partners in the meeting, including dragon fruits, rambutans, watermelons, bananas and seedless limes.-VNA