German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, praised here on Wednesday “excellent cooperation” with Morocco in agriculture.
The two countries have strong cooperation relations in agriculture and have managed over the years to build them on the basis of a win-win partnership, he said at the annual dinner held with the press on the occasion of Berlin’s International Green Week (15-24 January), the world’s biggest consumer fair for the food, agricultural, and horticultural industries.
Schmidt welcomed on this occasion Morocco’s participation in this fair as the first non-European partner country, noting that it reinforces the strong relationship between Morocco and Germany in different areas of cooperation.
”It’s the first time in 90 years of Berlin’s International Green Week existence that a non-European country is designated as a partner of the event,” he noted.
For his part, Morocco’s Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Aziz Akhannouch, said that Morocco welcomes its long-term partnership with Germany, adding that cooperation with Germany in agriculture took a new turn in recent years and achieved very encouraging results.
HRH Princess Lalla Meryem will be at the head of the Moroccan delegation to the 81st edition of Berlin’s International Green Week (IGW), which shows importance given by Morocco to this event and to its relations with Germany, he pointed out.
Producers from all over the world come to IGW to test market food and luxury items and reinforce their brand image. Following consumer trends, regional sourcing plays an increasingly important role. Renewable resources, organic agricultural, rural development and gardening continue to gain importance at International Green Week.