Minister Davitashvili meets with Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of TurkeyMinister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia (MEPA), Mr Levan Davitashvili hosted the Delegation of Turkey, led by the Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey. In the course of the meeting, attendees scrutinized possibilities for future cooperation and signed an MoU on animal health, which will boost export of products with animal origin from Georgia.
“MoU on animal health is a step made forward, which will be an important milestone for cultivating cooperation between the two countries. In frames of the MoU, Georgian producers will be empowered to boost export of animal and products of animal origin” – Minister Davitashvili stated.
Dr. Pakdemirli demonstrated willingness to share experience on various electronic systems cultivated in Turkey with the Georgian counterparts. “We have electronic registration system that are highly successful, as well as electronic rural-agrarian market, which serves as a tool for improving accessibility of farmers to markets, thus boosting their income” – Dr. Pakdemirli stated.
Minister Davitashvili stated that Georgia has joined forces with Turkey for developing an MoU on fishery and forestry, which is a vital aspect for both countries. In the course of the meeting, attendees touched upon bilateral cooperation matters on scientific, cereal crops, forestry and product waste management matters. It has been stressed out that trilateral agreement on hazelnut between Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan will be translated into expansion of export markets, as well as income from hazelnut sales.
The meeting was attended by the H.E. Fatma Ceren Yazgan, Ambassador of Turkey to Georgia, as well as representatives of the MEPA’s relevant agencies and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of the Republic of Turkey.