(BGO) - The Bac Giang provincial People's Committee on June 27 coordinated with relevant units to organize a conference to promote the sale of lychee and other key local agricultural products in Pingxiang county, Guangxi province, China.
Attending the conference were Phan The Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee; representatives of the Guangxi Department of Commerce, Chongzuo city, some provinces and cities of Vietnam; and enterprises from the two countries.
Phan The Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committe (centre) and other members of the working delegation of Bac Giang at Po Chai Border Gate (China).
Speaking at the event, Tuan emphasized that over the past time, in addition to the state-level cooperation between Vietnam and China, the ties between Bac Giang and Guangxi have increasingly developed both in width and depth. Bac Giang province identifies China as a traditional and important market, accounting for a high proportion in its goods import and export turnover.
In 2022, Bac Giang's import-export turnover with China reached more than 18 billion USD. Particularly, each year the province exports 80,000-100,000 tons of lychee.
On this occasion, the Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee thanked the relevant agencies of Guangxi province and the authorities of the Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chongzuo city and Pingxiang county for supporting Bac Giang in the sale of agricultural products, including lychee.
In particular, the sale of lychee has become more favorable when the Kep International Railway Station in Bac Giang province connecting with Pingxiang was put into operation, opening a new means of transport to reduce congestion at border gates and clearance time.
Phan The Tuan, Vice Chairman of the provincial People's Committee, and leaders of Chongzuo city visit a booth showcasing agricultural products of Bac Giang province at the China – Vietnam international trade fair.
At the conference, leaders of Chongzuo city said that the locality is promoting cooperation to become a major venue for China’s fruit import and export. Lychee is one of the fruits imported by many local traders from Vietnam and Chongzuo city will create favorable conditions for Bac Giang's lychee to reach more consumers in the coming time.
Phan The Tuan attended a meeting between Lan Xiao, alternate member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Chongzuo municipal Party Committee, and leaders of Pingxiang country; and representatives from Bac Giang, Lang Son, Son La, Quang Ninh provinces and the Asia-Africa Market Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance.
Within the framework of this promotion activity, Bac Giang province exhibited 50 key and OCOP products at the 29th China - Vietnam international trade fair held in Pingxiang. The products attracted a large number of consumers in the country.