Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visiting South Korea for the first time for a summit with Korean President Moon Jae-in dropped by an E-mart discount store in eastern Seoul to help pitch a festival of Philippines food.
Duterte’s state visit was timed with a Philippine Food Festival sponsored by the embassy and E-mart.
[Photo provided by E-mart]
Before the president’s visit, E-Mart signed a contract with the Department of Agriculture Philippines to increase supplies of Philippine products. It also plans to hold the Philippine food festival regularly.
E-mart sells 110 billion won ($102.7 million) worth of food imports from the Philippines, mostly fruits.
By Lee Han-na and Lee Ha-yeon
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