Berlin, January 18 (MTI) – Hungary will be the guest of honour at Berlin’s Internationale Gruene Woche, the largest exhibition of farming, gardening and food processing in the world, opening on Thursday.
The opening gala on Thursday night will be addressed by Hungarian Farm Minister Sándor Fazekas, and Christian Schmidt, his German counterpart.IGW 2017 – Partnerland Ungarn
At the world fair, Hungary will present “an extremely broad scale of flavours” in the form of different sausages and other meat products, wines, palinkas and sweets, Fazekas told Hungarian public media on Wednesday. He added that Germany was a key trading partner, and Hungary’s agricultural exports to that country had totalled 1.3 billion euros in 2016.
Hungary will participate in the Berlin event for the 45th time, and for the second time as co-organiser.
Berlin’s Green Week ‘important opportunity’ for Hungary
Having been invited to Berlin’s Green Week as guest of honour provides a “very important opportunity” to promote the country, Hungarian farm minister Sándor Fazekas told a press conference before the opening of the international agricultural expo in Berlin on Thursday.
At the press conference held in Hungary’s 1,700 metre pavilion, Fazekas said that Hungary’s producers would present “treasures of the Hungarian provinces”.
Fazekas noted that Hungary’s farm exports to Germany had totalled 1.2 billion euros in 2015, increasing by 80 percent in the past seven years.
Hungary will participate in the Berlin event for the 45th time, and for the second time as guest of honour.
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