Tbilisi: The Georgian Minister of Environment and Agriculture, Otar Shamugia attended the opening event of the International Agro Exhibition “Agriteq 2023” in Doha, Qatar. The stand of Georgia was visited by Qatar’s Minister of Transport, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Minister of Municipalities, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, President of Qatar Tourism Council and Airlines and ambassadors from different countries.
With the support of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia and organized by the Embassy of Georgia in Qatar, at the International Exhibition “Agriteq 2023” 14 Georgian companies are present on the stand of Georgia, who introduced their agricultural products to the visitors.
On the Georgian stand there are Georgian walnuts, blueberries, water, dry and sublimated fruits, chilled mutton, honey, organic juices. The products fully meet international standards. Most of the Georgian companies participating in the exhibition are beneficiaries of state programs of the Rural Development Agency.
“Georgia and the Gulf countries have significant potential for the development of trade relations, which must be developed and, accordingly, increase the trade turnover between the two countries. Establishment of Georgian products in international markets is a priority of our policy. Our goal is to increase the awareness of Georgian agricultural products in the world market, to make them in demand, which will make it possible to increase the export rates steadily.
It is noteworthy that, in recent years, interest in Georgian agricultural products has been growing in the Gulf countries. Therefore, it is imperative that such measures be continued actively in support of our farmers,” Otar Shamugia said.
“Agriteq” is one of the largest international exhibitions in the Gulf region with many thousands of visitors. This year the exhibition is participating in 52 countries and more than 650 local and international companies in the agriculture sector. Participation in the exhibition, which has up to 20 thousand visitors, is an important opportunity to promote the promotion of Georgian products and export growth in Qatar and, in general, the Qari region.
Minister of Environment and Agriculture Otar Shamugia, along with members of the Georgian delegation, visited stands of different countries, including Qatar State and met with officials.
The opening event of the exhibition, together with Minister Otar Shamugia, was attended by Georgian Ambassador of Emergency and Plenipotentiary,Nikoloz Revazishvili and Director of Rural Development Agency, Davit Tsitlidze.