In his remarks at the opening ceremony, AKC Secretary General Kim Hae-yong said that since 2009, the center has organized many trade fairs and seminars to assist ASEAN's small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in finding their way into the Korean market, contributing to promoting vibrant trade activities between the two regions.

Ambassadors from ASEAN member states take a tour around the ASEAN Trade Fair as part of Seoul Food 2023, one of the largest food exhibitions in Asia, at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi province, on May 30.(Photo courtesy of ASEAN - Korea Center)

A seminar on capacity building and enhancing value of ASEAN - Korea food was also held within the framework of the fair, drawing representatives from 43 enterprises of ASEAN as well as other stakeholders in the Korean food and beverage sector.

The ASEAN Trade Fair, which will last until June 2, also showcases ASEAN products including healthy food and vegetarian food. Food tasting events will also be organized for visitors to experience a variety of ASEAN foods and beverages.

Seoul Food 2023 (SF2003) is one of the largest food exhibitions in the East Asian nation. The event gathers 1,500 companies from 30 countries with up to 2,500 booths. The four-day event offers an opportunity for the food and beverage industry of the RoK and other participating countries to seek cooperation opportunities.

Source: VNA