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Agriculture minister: Hungary, Georgia ties strengthening

Hungary's agricultural ties with Georgia are developing at a pace that will be beneficial for both countries, the agriculture minister said after talks with his Georgian counterpart in Tsinandali on Thursday.

Istvan Nagy and Otar Shamugia looked at unused opportunities for cooperation between the two countries, the ministry said in a statement.

This May, Hungary and Georgia signed a cooperation agreement on growing and breeding seed, fruit and vegetable production, viticulture and honey production, Nagy noted.

The ministers discussed building cooling facilities as well as opportunities for knowledge exchange between Hungarian companies and Georgian farmers, Nagy said.

Hungary’s top quality seed production is worth 500 million euros a year, he said, and the country is ready to tailor its produce to Georgia’s needs to improve bilateral trade, he said.

Hungary also supports Georgia’s EU integration and is ready for knowledge exchange for a successful bid, he said.


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