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Dominican mangoes promoted in Spain




















The Consulate General of the Dominican Republic organised the second edition of the Dominican Mango Fair, which took place this weekend at the Plaza España, in Madrid.







Dominican consul general Juan Cuevas Féliz said the event aims to promote a Dominican product which only until recently was mostly unknown to Spanish consumers.





Cuevas explained that the objective is for mangoes to take a share of the European market, just like rum and tobacco did in the past.




"This event has been organised with the goal of promoting investment between countries and facilitate the opening of new markets for the export of Dominican mangoes to Spain."
 





He added that "in 2014, the product generated transactions worth 10 million Euro."


The event featured more than seven types of mangoes, including the Banilejo, Puntica, Mingolo and Keiit Kent, all imported from the island, and were presented together with other guest products, such as Dominican organic coffee and cocoa. It was also planned as a stage for business meetings, cocktail tastings, and the presentation of the country's traditional cuisine and folklore.






The Plaza España is one of the most emblematic of the city, located in the historical district, through which around 24,000 people pass every day, according to statistics.










Source: Almomento.net



Publication date: 7/13/2015





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