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BERLIN, January 18 (Itar-Tass) — A wide range of agricultural products and services is represented in the Russian pavilion, which opened on Friday at the International Green Week. The exposition features Russia’s over 30 territories and over 200 companies.
Agricultural achievements feature the Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kirov, Kursk, Lipetsk, Moscow, Omsk, Rostov, Samara, Saratov, Tambov regions, republics of Mordovia, Sakha /Yakutia/, Tatarstan, Kabardino-Balkaria, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and the Krasnodar Territory. This year, the Russian pavilion presents for the first time the country’s fishery.
Regional exhibition stands will present 203 innovation projects worth investments over 221.3 billion roubles.
Russia’s Minister of Agriculture Nikolai Fedorov participated in the opening of the Russian pavilion. The country’s delegation includes representatives of the Federation Council and the State Duma, several ministries and authorities, civil organisations, agricultural businesses, and regional governors.
Russia, Fedorov said, has been participating in a major international exhibition for the nineteenth time already.
“It proves the stable partner relations between the countries and demonstrates confidence in further joint work in agricultural policies,” the minister said. “The Russian exposition is one of the biggest ones. The number of presenting territories is growing – this year they are much more – 32.”
“Russian agricultural producers exchange experience, learn scientific and technological news,” Fedorov continued. “A nice addition to the business programme would be presentations of the regions, tasting of the Russian cuisine, and concerts.”
Russia’s participation in the International Green Week has always been “a major step in development of mutually advantageous relations with foreign consumers, it assists in attraction of new investors, stimulates competitiveness of Russian products,” the minister said in conclusion.