Georgia, Azerbaijan to hold agricultural forum

Azerbaijan intends to study Georgia’s experience in agriculture, members of Azerbaijani Agriculture Ministry’s delegation said at a meeting with Otar Danelia, Georgia’s Agriculture Minister.

Georgian side briefed Azerbaijani delegation on the projects that have been implemented in the country in recent years in order to develop the agricultural sector, Georgian Agriculture Ministry told Trend Agency on August 14.

The parties also discussed projects implemented by Azerbaijan in the irrigation system, introduction of new technologies, and procurement of European-made equipment for the agricultural sector.

Georgian side also expressed special interest in Azerbaijan’s experience in agricultural leasing.

“For us it is very important to listen to our neighbors, who have ten years of experience in the agricultural leasing, and their opinion is very interesting for me,” the Georgian minister said. “I think we will be able to hold an agricultural forum with the participation of Azerbaijani and Georgian businessmen. Such a form of communication will give us an opportunity to learn from each other’s experience.”

During the meeting, Danelia touched upon new challenges related to Georgia’s signing of the EU Association Agreement. He stressed that Georgia is introducing new approaches and standards in this regard.

Azerbaijani side, for its part, communicated Azerbaijani Agriculture Minister Heydar Asadov’s congratulations to the Georgian minister on appointment to his new position.

Azerbaijani delegation also conveyed Asadov’s wish to see Danelia with a visit in Baku.