Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Georgian Agriculture Ministry interested in cooperation with Belarus

The Agriculture Ministry of Georgia is interested in cooperating with the Belarusian colleagues, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Georgia Gocha Tsopurashvili said at the opening ceremony of the 20th international fair Prodexpo 2014 in Minsk on 11 November, BelTA has learned.

The deputy minister said that over the last 20 years the cooperation between the ministries of agriculture of the two states has been almost zero. Meanwhile, agriculture is one of the main economic sectors both in Belarus and Georgia. “I want Georgia to develop a different approach to the cooperation with Belarus. We should start thinking about the projects that we can implement,” Gocha Tsopurashvili said. He believes that pig breeding, fish farming, and potato production are promising cooperation areas.

“Georgia is a county open for business. There are many areas that we can discuss with Belarus and cooperate in,” Gocha Tsopurashvili noted.

The 20th international fair Prodexpo 2014 opened in Minsk on 11 November. The event showcases baking, confectionery, dairy products, meat and meat products, sausages, alcohol and soft drinks, cereal products, pasta, spices, foods, children's and dietary meals, tea, coffee. It also demonstrates manufacturing and commercial equipment for the food industry, refrigerating and freezer equipment, uniforms and much more.

The exhibition has been organized by the BelExpo national exhibition center with the assistance of the Trade Ministry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of Belarus, and Belgospishcheprom Concern.

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