By Laman Ismayilova
Azerbaijani products will be exhibited at the Worldfood Moscow International Food and Drinks Exhibition scheduled for September 11-14.
More than 30 national companies will display their products at the country's booth.
Vice President of Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) Yusif Abdullayev stated that WorldFood Moscow may contribute to the promotion of export of goods, which are non-traditional for Azerbaijan.
“Azerbaijan will be represented in the WorldFood Moscow by a national stand for the first time,” he told Trend on September 5. “The national stand will occupy an area of 210 square meters, and products of 32 companies, mainly producers and exporters of food products, will be showcased. However, there are products which will be demonstrated for the first time, for example, ice cream.”
Abdullayev noted that the exhibition is very important for Azerbaijani producers and exporters, since Russia is one of the main trade partners of Azerbaijan and all Azerbaijani exporters first of all start operating in the Russian market.
Russia is one of the main trade and economic partners of Azerbaijan. During the years of cooperation, both countries signed more than 170 different documents, more than 50 of which affected the economic sphere.
To date, Azerbaijan has invested $1 billion in the Russian economy, and Russia $3 billion in the economy of Azerbaijan. The trade with Russia in January-July 2017 amounted to $1.1 billion, $329 million of which was exported to this country, according to the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan.
Abdullayev went on to say that the stand will also provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the Azerbaijani cuisine.“Visitors of the exhibition will also be able to enjoy Azerbaijani mugham and national dances,” he said.
A number of agreements and memorandums are also expected to be signed within the framework of the exhibition, he noted.
WorldFood Moscow takes place at the city’s Expocentre. The event was launched in 1991. The exhibition high level is certified by the sign of the UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry).
The expo embraces the entire food market and has 11 sectored areas: meat and poultry, fish and seafood, frozen products and semi-processed foods, fruits and vegetables, confections and baked goods, groceries and snacks, preservation, fat-and-oil products, dairy products, tea and coffee, and drinks.
The WorldFood Moscow exhibition serves as the best platform for introducing new products to the Russian market
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