Source: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh made the remarks at a working session with the Commercial Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam Hu Suojin on August 5.
The meeting aimed to remove difficulties regarding the import and export of agricultural products between the two countries, particularly the consumption of Vietnamese longan in the Chinese market.
Deputy Minister Doanh expressed his hope that the Chinese Embassy, the Commercial Counselor, and relevant Chinese agencies will continue to work with Vietnam to ease difficulties in the import and export of agricultural products while the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop in a complicated manner.
He noted that thanks to the effective collaboration of both sides, Vietnamese lychee from the recent crop sold well and Vietnam also wishes to promote the export of longan to China as well as many processed products which can be made from longan.
Commercial Counselor Hu Suojin said that the authorised agencies of both sides have collaborated to facilitate the clearance of agricultural products, particularly Vietnamese fresh fruit being exported to China.
Hu Suojin said that China consumed over 60,000 tonnes of Bac Giang lychee in the recent crop and that he has worked extensively with Hung Yen Province’s Department of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Industry and Trade to foster the export of longan.
He affirmed that the Chinese Embassy is always willing to cooperate with the relevant ministries and sectors to remove difficulties for enterprises while contacting major Chinese enterprises to boost the import of Vietnamese longan.
Vice Chairman of the Hung Yen Provincial People’s Committee Bui The Cu said that the province is enjoying a bumper crop of longan this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thus, trade promotion and consumption of longan is facing difficulties.
Local growers are boosting their own sales channels and increasing the processing of longan products, he noted.