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Slovak Food Industry Representatives in Moscow

Slovak Food Industry Representatives in Moscow

28.9.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Ekonomické správy | Prezentácia Slovenska v zahraničí |

Twenty-six food industry producers from Slovakia arrived in Moscow, on September 26 and 27, 2019. The Slovak delegation was led by Gabriela Matečná, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic. She was accompanied by Lukáš Parízek, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic. Our producers presented their food products at the Diplomatic Mission of the Slovak Republic to the Russian Federation. They also took part in the WorldFood Moscow 2019 food fair, which has been held in Moscow since 1991 and is one of the most significant food markets in Russia.

 

In his opening speech at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, Lukáš Parízek commended the organisation of the event. He considered it an excellent example of cooperation between the ministry of foreign affairs and the ministry of agriculture. Such activities have one common goal, which is to assist Slovak entrepreneurs to pursue their interest in foreign markets. The Slovak presentation was well received by the Russian side. The delegation comprised representatives of 11 significant food chains and distributors. In his remarks, the State Secretary recalled the growing importance of economic diplomacy which can bring tangible results in the short term , when right instruments are employed.

 

Lukáš Parízek and Gabriela Matečná also met with the Russian minister of agriculture Dmitry Patrushev. During their meeting, the partners discussed the possibilities of strengthening Slovak-Russian cooperation in the area of food-processing and animal production.
 

In participating in the delegation of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Gabriela Matečná, Lukáš Parízek was following up on his recent working visit to Minsk, Belarus (September 18) and Charkov, Ukraine (September 24), where he was headed Slovak business missions.