Minister Taneva put a stress on the importance and need of strengthening Bulgarian expertise in the vine and wine sector in the frames of Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020 and especially in the aspects concerning table grapes and autochthonous grape varieties. Both sides could have a partnership in 2 more priority aspects, namely organising a scientific and technical regional forum in Bulgaria and including the Bulgarian academic and professional sector in the OIV training programme (OIV Master of Science in Wine Management).
During the talks, Mr Aurand stressed the participation in the work of the organisation of the Executive Agency on Vine and Wine, represented by its Executive Director Krasimir Koev, and pointed out that the agency’s activity provides a chance of positioning Bulgaria as one of the leading countries in the vine and wine sector in the Black Sea region.
H.E. Angel Cholakov confirmed Bulgaria’s intentions to organise an event to present Bulgarian wines on the occasion of the exhibition of Thracian treasures of Bulgaria, which will be a cultural event in the Louvre in Paris in the spring of 2015.