Georgia and Turkey discussed food industry cooperation

(October 15, 2022)

Georgia and Turkey discussed food industry cooperation

The Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture of Georgia Mr. Otar Shamugia together with the First Deputy Minister Mr. George Khanishvili held a meeting with the newly appointed Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Turkey to Georgia, Mr. Ali Kaan Orbay. During the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of issues, including current and future cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. Shamugia focused on the bilateral cooperation in the forestry sector, emphasizing, that the Memorandum of Cooperation is ready to be signed, and the works are underway to establish a partnership agreement in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries.

Also the conversation touched upon the issues regarding the export potential of Georgian honey to the Turkish market, as well as the cooperation in the fields of irrigation, production of plastic bags and bio-production.

As an expert in the food markets of Russia, the CIS and the Caucasus, I highly recommend foreign food companies to take a closer look at the Georgian food market. Historically, excellent grapes and pomegranates are grown in Georgia, and excellent wine and spirits are made.

Also such food industries as tea, canning, tobacco, production of vegetable and essential oils are very developed. At the same time, most Georgian companies use excellent European and US equipment and follow the best world food safety practices.

And of course, it must be said that the United States is very supportive of the food and agro business in Georgia and many investors from Europe have already invested in the opening of joint food companies in Georgia.

Aleksander Sinyansky
Business Adviser on Food Markets
of Russia, CIS and Caucasus

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