Thursday, April 29, Vilnius - "I am happy to see that Lithuanian farmers and food producers become more and more competitive and that the quality of Lithuanian products is appreciated by millions of consumers both in Lithuania and abroad," President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė said at the official opening of the 18th specialised trade fair for agricultural, food and packaging industries.
Having welcomed the visiting Commissioner of the European Union for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Ciolos, ministers of agriculture of the neighbouring countries, and other honourable quests, the President underlined that Lithuania's membership in the European Union had opened up new opportunities both for farmers and consumers and that the Community's support promoted business and helped it survive the economic hardship.
The President noted that the AgroBalt trade fair offered a good opportunity for farmers, agricultural processing industry and consumers to meet and share their experience, learn about the best practices of foreign countries and thus strengthen the cooperation which is so important for region.
AgroBalt 2010, the largest international exhibition of agricultural, food and packaging industries in the Baltic region, organised for the 18th time aims at enhancing regional cooperation, facilitating equal regional development, promoting small and medium business in rural areas, raising awareness about advantages and challenges of EU membership for regional development, and encouraging participation in the exhibition by companies not only from Lithuania but also from other European and CIS countries.
Last updated 2010.04.29 09:29Back