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In 2016, Russia and Austria will continue to work on joint projects and initiatives in the field of agriculture

February 1 Director of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Artem Tsinamdzgvrishvili held a meeting co-chairs of the Russian- Austrian Working Group on Agriculture, held on the eve of the meeting of the Mixed Russian-Austrian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation.

The Austrian delegation was headed by the Chief of the bilateral cooperation with the Russian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Water Resources and Environment of the Republic of Austria Valkner Gunter (Gunter Walkner).

The sides discussed issues of development of Russian-Austrian cooperation in the agricultural sector, as well as the promising areas of bilateral cooperation. In particular, during the meeting they discussed issues of biological waste processing, deliveries of equipment and exchange of technology, mutual investment and cooperation in the field of viticulture and winemaking, aquaculture development.

The parties noted that , despite the difficult trading and economic environment , Russia and Austria have sufficient potential for cooperation and are ready to continue to work on joint projects and initiatives in the agricultural sector .

The main commodity items in the export structure of the Russian Federation on the territory of Austria in terms of value in 2015 were fresh and dried leguminous vegetables , seeds and other oilseeds , wheat and buckwheat.

The main commodity items in the structure of Austria's imports to Russia in value terms in 2015 were the sauces, seasonings, various food products , products for animal feed , alcoholic and soft drinks , fruit and vegetable processing products , finished products from cereals.

Publication date : 02/01/2016 19:01:00
Last modified : 02/01/2016 19:01:00

Source: Department of International Cooperation

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