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South Africa and Viet Nam seek to boost trade ties

Update: February, 22/2014 - 09:44
HCM CITY  (VNS) — South African wine producers and exporters met with Vietnamese wine importers in HCM City this week to discuss new business opportunities.

Ambassadors and general consuls from many countries, along with experts from the wine industry in Viet Nam attended the event, which was co-organised by the South African Embassy, the South African Honorary Consul in HCM City, Do Thi Kim Lien, the South African Wine Association, and others, to mark the 20th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

According to Kgomotso Magau, the South African Ambassador in Viet Nam, being the world's eight largest wine producer, South Africa's wine volume accounted for four per cent of the world wine market last year.

Martyn Mill, a wine producer from South Africa, said wine consumption is increasing in Viet Nam, providing a good opportunity for South African wine producers and exporters.

A similar event was also organised in Ha Noi. — VNS

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