Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Chinese agriculture minister visits Tbilisi and Kakheti

12.05.2015 (Hvino News). Han Changfu, minister of agriculture of China, met his Georgian counterpart Otar Danelia and prime minister Irakli Garibashvili in Tbilisi on May 11. “Importance of promoting export of Georgian agriculture products was emphasized during the meeting,” the Georgian PM’s office said. “Deepening of trade and economic relations with China is of special importance for the Georgian authorities. Recent significant increase in dynamic bilateral partnership has also been noted.”

The ministers of agriculture of the two countries signed a joint action plan for cooperation in the agrarian sector. On the first day of his visit on May 10, the Chinese Agriculture Minister visited some of the Georgian wineries in eastern region of Kakheti, including Badagoni and Winery Khareba.

"Georgian wine has a huge potential to establish itself not only in the Chinese but the world market. At the same time it is very important to support tea culture. We want to share our experience in this direction, which will be very useful for Georgia,” Changfu said. Georgia has already developed a strategy and Action Plan for developing the agricultural industry, and this was "a guarantee for great success in this sector,” he added.

China is fifth largest export market for Georgian wine.  494,478 bottles of Georgian wine were exported to China in the first four months of 2015, which is 87% increase over the same period of last year.

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