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 US$350 million in 2017, including Vietnam’s export turnover of US$320 million.
Vietnamese products shipped to Egypt included agro-forestry-fisheries products such as peppercorn, cashew and catfish.