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S. Korea to hold K-food expo in Indonesia

All Headlines 11:12 October 05, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 5 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will introduce its traditional food to Indonesians this week in a fair designed to promote its charm and taste worldwide, a government ministry said Wednesday.

The four-day event, titled "2016 Indonesia Jakarta K-food Fair," is to open on Thursday at a local hotel, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Indonesia, with close to 90 percent of its population Muslim, is expected to emerge as an advance base for South Korea's efforts to tap deeper into the global Halal food market. Indonesia has also posted an average of more than 6 percent in annual economic growth.

The upcoming event to be co-hosted by Korea Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp. will feature various Korean food products, a Halal seminar, trade-related consultations and cultural shows.

"It is expected to serve as a good chance to expand food exports by helping South Korean businesspeople raise their understanding of the Halal market and establish close partnerships with local importers," a ministry official said.

The ministry hosted similar food expos in China, Malaysia and Vietnam earlier this year.

This file photo shows a K-food fair held in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, in September. (Yonhap)


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