Uzbekistan may increase export of fruits and vegetables to the Baltic states


Uzbekistan may increase export of fruits and vegetables to the Baltic states

02/27/2020

Latvia praised reforms in improving the food security system in Uzbekistan and efforts to increase exports of fruits and vegetables

The issues of increasing the export of food products from Uzbekistan were discussed in Riga, the Uzbek Telegraph Agency (UzTAG) reports.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, on February 25, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan Kadambay Sultanov in Riga (Latvia) met with the Director General of the Food and Veterinary Service (PVS) of the Republic of Latvia Maris Balodis.

An exchange of views took place on strengthening practical cooperation in the field of promoting an increase in Uzbek exports of fruits and vegetables to the Baltic countries, Northern and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, as well as a partnership between the veterinary services of Uzbekistan and Latvia.

Maris Bolodis positively praised the large-scale reforms in improving the food and veterinary security system in Uzbekistan, efforts to increase the export of fruits and vegetables. He declared readiness of the service headed by him for fruitful cooperation with the Uzbek side in the mentioned key areas.

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As a result of the negotiations, an agreement was reached to organize a meeting of the heads of veterinary structures of Uzbekistan and Latvia as part of their joint participation in the 88th general assembly of the World Organization for the Protection of Animal Health (OIE) in Paris on May 24-29, as well as a visit by experts of the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service to Uzbekistan in order to implement the EU project “Border Management in Central Asia” (BOMCA) to conduct trainings and seminars on the specifics of the standardization system in the EU.

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