Vietnam’s agro-forestry-fishery products and handicrafts are on display at the 16 th annual Russian Agricultural Fair, dubbed “Golden Autumn 2014”, in Moscow from October 8-11.

The Vietnamese pavilion is one of the few foreign ones at the event, showing great business opportunities for Vietnamese companies, especially when Russia is seeking new sources of goods following the economic sanctions imposed by the US and Western countries.

Taking advantage of this chance, the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia and the Ministry of Agricultural and Rural Development on October 8 co-organised a forum promoting the trading of the country’s agro-forestry-fishery products.

Speaking at the forum, Deputy Minister Vu Van Tam said the export turnover of such products to Russia reached only 400 million USD in 2013, equivalent to 0.1 percent of the country’s total figure.

He expressed his hope that through this fair, Vietnam will soon become a reliable and long-term partner of Russia in supplying high-quality tropical agricultural products.

The Deputy Minister affirmed that the ministry will act as a bridge for Vietnamese and Russian’s businesses to seek cooperation opportunities in the field.-VNA