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Delegations thrilled by Slovenia's pavilion at the Berlin Green Week

Berlin, 20 January – First delegations of ministers were impressed by Slovenia's stand at the Berlin Green Week and found the insight into bee life presented by interactive pavilion Bee World particularly exciting. The pavilion has already been visited by EU Agriculture Commissioner Hogan, German Federal Minister Schmidt and Berlin Mayer Müller.

Report by special rapporteur from Berlin Martina Kolenc, Slovenian Press Agency

 

So far, the Bee World has impressed all delegations that have visited the pavilion, which presents bee life in an innovative way and offers an insight into beehive and the flight of a bee.

 

Following the visits, bilateral meetings between Minister Židan and his counterparts from other countries are held. Meetings with the Czech, Polish and Dutch Ministers have already taken place.

 

In the afternoon, the pavilion will be visited by Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, Jose Graziano Da Silva.

 

The world’s largest international fair for food, agriculture and horticulture opened its doors today; it will run until 29 January. This year, Slovenia highlights the importance of bees and beekeeping, and also presents traditional Slovenian cuisine.

 

The exhibition area of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food covers 135 square metres. Besides the interactive pavilion Bee World, which brings visitors up to date with the Slovenian project to have 20 May declared World Bee Day, the stand presents traditional Slovenian cuisine and the tourist offer.

 

On Saturday, the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture will be held; the fair will close with the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Summit. The discussion will focus on the topic of Agriculture and Water – The Key to Feeding the World.

 

Green Week ranks as one of the biggest international agriculture, food and horticulture fairs in the world. It is visited every year by almost half a million people, and this year it features 1,600 exhibitors from 65 countries.