Croatian, Serbian agriculture ministers hold talks

Croatian Agriculture Minister Davor Romic and his Serbian counterpart Snezana Bogosavljevic Boskovic said in Novi Sad on Sunday that Croatia and Serbia should exchange information and experience and promote their economic cooperation, notably in agriculture.

Bogosavljevic Boskovic, who met with Romic at the 83rd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad, said that trade in farm produce and food between Serbia and Croatia totalled EUR 220 million in 2015 and that it was necessary to additionally encourage Serbian producers to increase their exports to Croatia.

The Serbian minister's office said in a statement that the two countries had been cooperating within EU integration process in the area of quality policies and protection of geographical origin.

The two ministers discussed plans to step up cooperation in agriculture and water management.

Romic said that he would be pleased with greater investments by Serbian companies in Croatia and that Croatia would assist Serbia in all matters regarding the process of its integration with the EU.

On the margins of the Novi Sad agricultural fair, Romic met with the president of the Democratic Alliance of the Vojvodina Croats and member of the Serbian parliament, Tomislav Zigmanov.

The 83rd International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad ends on May 20.

Last update: Mon, 16/05/2016 - 12:20

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