Trade in livestock with Turkey is expected to resume at the start of 2018, Agriculture, Food and Forestry Minister Roumen Porozhanov said Monday, speaking at a joint news conference with Turkish Minister of Food, Agriculture and Livestock Ahmet Esref Fakibaba, who is paying a visit to Sofia. Fakibaba leads a delegation of 150 Turkish business people who take part in a Bulgaria-Turkey agribusiness forum. The more than 500 participants in the forum share expertise and good practice in the field of agriculture.
Porozhanov stressed the importance of ensuring that the resumed trade is transparent and properly supervised "so as not to cast a doubt about the prices and quality of the produce that will be traded". The Bulgarian Minister said that the teams of the two ministries spared no efforts for the preparation of the trade agreements in the course of more than ten preliminary meetings, including Monday's agribusiness forum.