Officials from the Embassy of Vietnam in Algeria joined nearly 160 Algerian and foreign businesses and diplomats at the third international exhibition on dates opened on December 2 in Biskra province - one of the most agriculture-strong localities in Algeria.
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It also features handicrafts made from date palms and local farm produce as well as equipment for agriculture, livestock and cultivation.
Sadek Khalil, Director of the Biskra Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said the expo drew a lot of enterprises from African, European and Asian nations with the main goal of promoting agri-products and seek trade partners.
Statistics showed that Algeria exports around one million tonnes of dates annually, ranking fourth in the world in the total output (making up about 14%) after Iran, Egypt and Tunisia.