The Mexico Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Alfredo Miranda, has restated the economic, social and cultural importance of the annual International Food Fair.
He said if sustained it was capable of enhancing both economic and diplomatic ties among participating countries.
International Food Fair is an event organised to showcase foods, beverages, clothings, crafts among others for the diplomatic community and friends, saying it has come to stay.
Miranda stated this in an exclusive interview with Blueprint at the 2023 edition of the event held in Abuja.
The event is with the support of the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria.
About 12 countries participated at the fair. Mexico, China, Ghana, Ethiopia, Canada, Egypt, Colombia, South Africa and Botswana had the most bubbling stands with foods, music, drinks and artifacts on display.
The Ambassador while fielding questions from Blueprint described the event as an opportunity for countries of the world to showcase different countries’ foods, drinks, wines, culture to mention but few.
He said: “For instance, we have on display at our stand Margaritas,Tequila, Workamole, Tacos and other foods from across Mexico states.
“The event needs support of authorities to make the food fair a big event not to only foster unity among countries of the world but to also help deepen economics and bilateral relations among diplomatic communities.”
Miranda then charged countries to expand participation so as to make the event huge in the future.