Tuesday, January 24 2017 17:56
Naira Badalian

Armenian Agriculture Minister discussed agriculture development issues in Berlin

ArmInfo. Minister of Agriculture  of Armenia Ignati Arakelyan has participated in the 9th meeting of  Agriculture Ministers "Agriculture and Water - Key to Feeding the  World", Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) and  international Green Week Berlin exhibition, the press service of the  Ministry informs. 

During the 9th meeting of Agriculture Ministers attended by Ministers  from more than 80 countries issues of water resources management and  their sustainable use were discussed. The importance of ensuring  water availability, use of water saving technologies was also  emphasized. A communique was adopted at the end of the summit and the  participants of the meeting were urged to achieve implementation of  the proposed provisions on national levels. 

Within Global Forum for Food and Agriculture Ignati Arakelyan held  meetings with his counterparts from Lithuania, Slovenia and Georgia  and discussed issues of developing relations in the field of  agriculture. Arakelyan discussed with Director General of UN Food and  Agriculture Organization Jose Graziano Da Silva programs being  implemented and planned for implementation in Armenia. 

Armenian Agriculture Minister also met with Peter Bleser,  Parliamentary State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Food and  Agriculture of Germany. During the meeting the sides discussed issues  of bilateral cooperation. Peter Bleser informed that he intends to  visit Armenia in June in order to get familiar with the prospects of  cooperation between the two countries. Meetings were held with the  representatives of German companies producing agricultural equipment.  Minister Arakelyan presented proposals on modernization of  agricultural equipment in Armenia.

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