Taiwan food companies are showcasing their finest wares at Gulfood 2020, the largest annual food and beverage trade exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa running Feb. 16-20 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The dedicated pavilion showcasing top food products from 18 homegrown vendors is organized by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Foreign Trade and Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) with the goal of expanding the country’s reach into promising markets of the Middle East.
The Agriculture Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government is on hand to promote fresh dragon fruits, guavas and jujubes from southern Taiwan. Other choice items on display include coffee, edamame, and mochi.
Among eminent visitors cheering on staffers at Taiwan’s booths was Jerry Yang, director-general of the Commercial Office of Taipei, Dubai, UAE. He was joined in touring Taiwan’s offerings Feb. 16 by Abdul Kareem Al-Hendal, a Kuwaiti social media celebrity with 2.4 million followers on Instagram.
Abdul Kareem was invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to visit Taiwan in 2018. He helped publicize Taiwan’s commitment to fulfilling the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals with a short film shot during his tour and posted to his Instagram page.
Source: Taiwan Today (https://taiwantoday.tw/index.php)