Opening of Latvia’s stand at the International Exhibition „Green Week” in Berlin [16.01.2015.]
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Friday, January 16, 2015 at the International Exhibition for the Food Industry, Agriculture and Horticulture in Berlin “Green Week” Latvia’s stand was opened. At the opening ceremony of Latvia’s stand, the Minister of Agriculture, Jānis Dūklavs emphasized that Latvia’s leitmotif, as the partner State of the “Green Week”, is “Latvia – take your time”, which characterizes Latvia as one of the greenest countries of the world and invites everyone to slow down, stop and enjoy a calm rest. At the exhibition, Latvia is being popularized as the country where there are state-of-art, strong and sustainable agricultural and food sectors as well as diverse tourism opportunities.
“Those who have already been in Latvia will confirm that Latvia is a hospitable and beautiful country with a wonderful nature, not significantly altered by man. Thanks to a wise and sustainable agriculture, successful forestry and fisheries policy and activities, producers supply consumers in Latvia with safe and high quality products. Moreover, Latvia is also one of the recognized destinations of eco-tourism in the world. There is no doubt that Latvia’s stand here – at the “Green Week”- will become for many exhibition visitors the doors to our beautiful country – Latvia, said the Minister of Agriculture, Jānis Dūklvas when opening Latvia’s stand at the “Green Week” exhibition.
The partner State of the exhibition “Green Week” is traditionally introducing itself at the joint national stand, demonstrating and offering their products. At the exhibition “Green Week” 2015, Latvia’s joint stand is constructed of five thematic blocks.
Meadow – presentation, tasting and marketing of products of cereal, milk and meet sectors; on January 17, there will be “Baltic Sea Culinary Route” opened at the stand where nine States of the Baltic Sea region will participate with presentation and tasting of their products.
Crafts – Presentation and marketing of articles made by Latvia’s craftsmen, a possibility for visitors to engage in practical work – weaving, carving of wooden spoons and wicker-work.
Meals – bistro “Lido”, the whole day long, will provide visitors of the exhibition with meals, the folk group “Rikši” will perform on the stage. Tourism – the association of rural tourism “Lauku ceļotājs” (Rural Traveller), Bank of Latvia, State joint stock company “Latvijas pasts”(Latvian Post) and air company “Air Baltic” will participate and take care of all the activities at the stand.
Reception house is the place for meetings of officials and sectoral specialists. Orchard and apiary – presentation and marketing of horticulture and bee-keeping products. Fish yard – presentation and marketing of fishery products (sprats, lamprey).
Forest – presentation of Latvia’s wood industry and forest products and services as well as different activities for children and adults.
In 2015, Latvia, as the partner State of Berlin “Green Week”, particularly is in a spotlight during the exhibition. It is an excellent opportunity for Latvia to continue acquainting the world with food produced in Latvia and recreation possibilities in rural areas, to demonstrate to a large international community that Latvia is a beautiful and hospitable country.
The exhibition “Green Week” in Berlin is the world’s largest and most significant exhibition for the food industry, agriculture and horticulture, which in 2015 is held for the 80th time. Whereas Latvia in 2015 is participating in the Green Week” for the 20th time. This year the exhibition “Green Week” is held from January 15 to January 25.
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