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23 January 2017 — OIV life

The OIV President and Director General take part in the opening of Green Week Berlin

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At the invitation of the German Federal Minister for Food and Agriculture, Christian Schmidt, Monika Christmann and Jean-Marie Aurand participated in the opening of Green Week in Berlin on 19 and 20 January.

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On this occasion they had a number of meetings with the ministers and representatives of OIV Member Countries present at this event.

Kordula Kovac, Monika Christmann, Christian Schmidt and Jean-Marie Aurand

Additionally, at the initiative of Ms Kordula Kovac, member of the German Bundestag (national parliament) and also President of the "Wine Group", the OIV President and Director General again met with Mr Edmond Panariti, Albanian Minister for Agriculture. Mr Panariti confirmed having initiated the process designed to lead to the presentation of Albania's candidacy to the OIV.

Jean-Marie Aurand, Monika Christmann, Kordula Kovac, Christian Schmidt and Artur Kuko, the Ambassador of Albania in Germany

A meeting with the Japanese Ambassador in Germany, Mr Takeshi Yagi, also made it possible to present the OIV, at a time when wine consumption is developing in Japan and quality vitivinicultural production is progressively being implemented.