Russian Gastro Week opens in Hà Nội

September 22, 2017 - 17:40
Russian Ambassador to Vietnam Konstantin Vnukov speaks at the Russian Gastro Week. — VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – The Russian Gastro Week began in Hà Nội on Thursday in a bid to boost agro-forestry-fishery partnership between Việt Nam and Russia. 
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Russian Ambassador to Việt Nam Konstantin Vnukov said the two-day fair is a culture-trade event to introduce products from the top 50 Russian firms in agricultural processing, food and beverage. 
The fair will contribute to optimising the impact of the two countries’ free trade agreement for a US$10 billion goal in bilateral trade by 2020, the diplomat noted. 
Nguyễn Văn Sửu, vice chairman of the capital People’s Committee, said he expects more Russian products, such as wines, meat and chocolates, will be available in Hà Nội. 
Statistics showed that Việt Nam-Russia trade hit $2.4 billion in the first seven months of 2017, up 18 per cent year- on- year. 
The export value of Russian food and farm produce to Việt Nam amounted to $170 million between January and June, an annual increase of 9.3 per cent. – VNS