YEREVAN, October 18. / ARKA /. The 12th International Food Exhibition has opened today at Mergelyan Institute in Yerevan. The opening ceremony was attended by President Serzh Sargsyan.
The exhibition that runs October 18-20, showcases the products of more than 50 companies producing alcoholic drinks, mineral water and natural juices, canned fruits and vegetables, milk, meat and fish products, dried fruits, pastries, coffee and other food products. It also features several packaging companies and laboratory services. Visitors can see also a variety of agricultural machinery and equipment.
Agriculture minister Sergo Karapetyan said all ten provinces and all processing industries show their goods and services.
Arsen Ghazaryan, the chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, said the processing industry is instrumental in promoting Armenian exports.
"Today, we once again see that we have quality products with which we are able to win new markets,” he added.
The exhibition is organized by the ministries of agriculture, foreign affairs, the Yerevan municipality, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Agribusiness Development Center . -0-