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Thai Fruits and Food Festival to Be Held in Chengdu
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The 2007 Thai Fruits and Food Festival will be held in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province from April 11 to 17, offering a good opportunity for Chinese people to enjoy Thai fruits, food and culture.

A total of 50 tons Thai fruit will be air-lifted to Chengdu, said Thongchai Chasawath, Consul General of Thailand's Consulate General in Chengdu.

Thai cakes, snacks and seafood as well as Thai folk dance and boxing performances will be offered during the week-long festival, he said.

Vice Foreign Minister of Thailand, SawanitKongsiri, will attend the opening ceremony, he added.

It is the third such festival to be held in Chengdu.

This year's festival is co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Thailand in Chengdu, the Horticultural Science Society of Thailand and the Foreign Affairs Office of the Chengdu municipal government.

(Xinhua News Agency April 11, 2007)

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