Minister of Agriculture and Food Desislava Taneva visited the largest International specialized exhibition of agricultural machinery in Russia - "Agrosalon 2016", held in the town Moscow. The event is organized in every two years. The exhibition spreads on an area of 60,000 square meters where visitors are able to see exhibits of more than 500 Russian and foreign manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment from 26 countries. During her visit to "Agrosalon 2016," Minister Taneva and her delegation met with Mr. Konstantin Babkin, president of the Russian association of manufacturers of agricultural machinery "Rosagromash." The association deals with the development of agricultural machinery in Russia and brings together 122 companies and organizations covering more than 80% of the production of agricultural machinery and equipment. In the course of the meeting, the possibilities for cooperation were discussed and Mr. Babkin pointed out that Bulgaria had proved itself as a reliable partner.
Minister Taneva visited the stand of “Madara" JSC- the Bulgarian manufacturer of agricultural machinery and farm equipment at the exhibition. So far the company developed and produced over 70 different types of technology, certified for safety and compliance with European standards by the Agricultural and Forestry Machinery and Spare Part Test Centre in Rousse, Bulgaria.
Later, Minister Taneva met with Mr. Vladimir Padalko, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of the Russian Federation. They discussed opportunities for cooperation between the two countries. Minister Taneva offered a joint business forum with Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce to be organized, where business representatives from both countries to exchange direct contacts. The meeting was also attended by the Bulgarian Ambassador to Russia Boyko Kotzev and MPs prof. Ivan Stankov, Rumen Zhelev, Petar Petrov and Maria Belova.