Bulgaria and Belarus will cooperate in the field of agricultural sciences. This became clear at the second meeting of the Bulgarian-Belarusian working group on cooperation in agriculture, which was held today at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food. "The exchange of scientific achievements and experience is crucial for the development of both countries," said Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Prof. Georgi Zhelyazkov. In his words, Bulgaria and Belarus are agricultural-oriented countries and can cooperate in many directions. Both sides agreed to expand business contacts between organizations in order to bring together agricultural producers and increase exchange of goods in both countries.
Exchange of experience and cooperation in the field of veterinary medicine was also one of the topics discussed. Currently, a problem in Belarus is African Swine Fever (ASF) disease. Because it is possible the ASF disease to spread in our country, the experience of the Belarusian veterinary authorities in the fight against the disease could help to take more adequate measures against the infection.
For his part, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus Igor Brylo has shown interest in sharing Bulgarian experience in the breeding of ducks and sheep. Both sides agreed to organize conferences and seminars and to explore opportunities for launching joint projects to promote Bulgarian wines on the Belarusian market.
Tomorrow the delegation will attend the opening of the 26th International Agricultural Exhibition "AGRA", the Specialized Exhibition of Organic Plant Growing and Livestock Breeding - "BioAgra", "Foodtech" Exhibition and 25th International Exhibition of Vine and Wine "VINARIA" held in the International Fair Plovdiv.