Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Philippine Food Festival in Seoul

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Philippine Food Festival in Seoul


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday visited the headquarters of E-Mart Inc., South Korea’s largest discount hypermarket chain, the retailer said.

The chief executive attended a Philippine food festival and looked around Philippine fruits and other products at the E-Mart store in Seoul, an E-Mart official said.

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Earlier in the day, E-Mart signed a letter of intent with the Philippine Department of Agriculture to expand sales of agricultural products from the Philippines in South Korea.


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited Philippine Food Festival in Seoul

E-Mart said the deal could help boost sales of agricultural products from the Southeast Asian country by 10 percent a year.

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Currently, the company, part of Shinsegae Group, sells about 110 billion won (US$103 million) worth of Philippine products a year — 58 percent of which are pineapples and bananas.

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Duterte was in Seoul for talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. On Monday, the two leaders agreed to enhance their countries’ bilateral relations and expand their economic cooperation.

Source: Yonhap News

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