The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Milva Ekonomi held today an official meeting with the Austrian Ambassador in Tirana, Christian Steiner. The focus of the meeting was bilateral cooperation dating back to 2010, where the two countries signed a memorandum of cooperation in the field of sustainable rural development, processing industry in the food sector, food safety, animal health sector.
The Minister of Economy also focused on the new projects that are intended to be implemented with the Austrian side in the field of agriculture, considering the exchange of experience and trainings as important for the Albanian side, for strengthening the capacities of the technical staff involved in the negotiations with the EU for the sector. agriculture, rural development, food security, viticulture and wine within the common agricultural policy.
Also exchange of experience in the field of livestock development in mountainous areas; Participation in various promotional activities such as B2B or fairs in the respective countries to promote trade exchanges for agricultural and food products of mutual interest and gaining experience in the organization and operation of collection points of agricultural products in order to promote trade exchanges of agricultural products, early Albanian vegetables in the Austrian market. At the end of the meeting with Ambassador Steiner it was agreed to continue the communication and further advance the cooperation launched.