The Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie-Akoto, has led a 20-member delegation to promote cocoa products to Chinese consumers, at the 3rd China International Tea and Coffee Expo, which took place in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.
The delegation included a strong contingent from Cocoa Processing Company, Ghana COCOBOD, private cocoa processor, Plotte Limited from Takoradi, officials of MOFA and Ministry of Trade and among others.
The Ghana stand became the toast of the Expo with hundreds of Chinese visitors streaming through to taste the exhibited cocoa products. The stand was also visited by the Chinese Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Mr. Han Changfu, and later by his Vice Dr. Qu Dongyu.
Visitors to the Ghana stand were entertained by a Ghanaian dancing troupe accompanied by traditional music, much to the appreciation and amusement of the Ministers and the teeming visitors.
Ghana was invited by the Chinese Government as Special Guest Country. The event which ended yesterday was expected to have registered over 2000 exhibitors from different countries in the production of tea coffee.
The 3rd China International Tea Expo is one of the biggest Agricultural Expo organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People’s Republic of China to showcase agricultural products to the global community.