The Egypt and Middle East Expo has kicked off in Rwanda on Friday with organisers saying it presents buyers a good opportunity to do their Christmas shopping.
Natacha Haguma, the coordinator of the expo, said the expo has attracted over 56 exhibitors compared to 46 traders that took part during the last show.
The 16-day expo being held at Petit Stade in Remera ends on December 31. The exhibition is a biannual event to promote trade and investment between the participating countries. Exhibitors from Iran, Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, India, Dubai, and Singapore, among others, are participating in expo.
Haguma said the trade fair has created over 70 temporary jobs for young Rwandans.
Amir Nagi, from Egypt, believes that the expo will run successfully, saying the expo creates new opportunities for participants.
Showgoers can choose from range of Egyptian, Middle East and Rwandan products being showcased, such as furniture, sanitary ware, foodstuffs, decorative chandeliers, carpets, kitchenware, household items, shoes, jewelries, and home appliances, among others.
Source: The New Times