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5/14/2018 11:18:00 AM

Vietnamese food attracts Czech people in festival

Vietnamese special dishes received appraisals from visitors to a culinary and cultural festival in Prague 6 district in the Czech Republic on May 12th.

Vietnamese booth attracts many visitors at the festival. (Source: VNA)

The annual culinary and cultural festival drew the participation of the Vietnamese Embassy along with 39 foreign diplomatic corps in Prague 6 district.

Apart from traditional dishes like “nem ran” (fried spring roll), “tom chien xu” (batter-fried shrimp) and “bun cha” (vermicelli with grilled pork and fresh herbs), Vietnam also contributed several art performances at the festival.

The Vietnamese Embassy in the Czech Republic has organised diverse activities aiming to promote the land and people of Vietnam to Czech people and foreigners in the country.

The embassy plans to hold a seminar to introduce Vietnam’s economic potential and call on Czech investors to come to Vietnam in May, and will coordinate with the Vietnam Administration of Tourism in promoting Vietnamese tourism in the Czech Republic in June.

Between July and the year end, many cooperation agreements are expected to be signed between localities of the two nations.

The Czech  Republic is one of Vietnam’s largest trade partners in Central and Eastern Europe, with two-way trade exceeding USD 257 million in 2017, of which Vietnam’s exports to the Czech Republic were over USD 151 million.

In the first two months of 2018, export-import turnover between the two countries hit nearly USD 50 million, up 31.3 per cent year-on-year.

Vietnam’s major exports to the Czech Republic include footwear, garments-textiles, mobile phones, electronic components, farm produce and aquatic products.

Meanwhile, the country mainly imports machines, equipment, chemicals, and mechanical, pharmaceuticals and crystal products from the Czech Republic.

By the end of February 2018, the Czech Republic had invested in 36 projects in Vietnam with total registered capital of over USD 90 million, ranking 49th among 126 countries and territories investing in Vietnam. Vietnamese enterprises have also invested in four projects worth some USD 4.5 million in the Czech Republic./.

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