Estonia's regional affairs minister, business delegation visiting South Korea

  • 2023-05-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonia's Regional Affairs Minister Madis Kallas and a business delegation are in South Korea from Wednesday to Saturday to discuss trade promotion and visit South Korea's food production and biotechnology companies.

The agenda of the visit includes a meeting with representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea to discuss bilateral trade relations between Estonia and South Korea and the security of food supply in both countries. The parties will also talk about the challenges facing the sector in the context of the green transition and the role of science, technology and innovation in overcoming them. Besides, an overview will be provided of the European Union's Farm to Fork project, which aims to make food healthier and more sustainable, spokespeople for the Ministry of Rural Affairs in Tallinn said.

The delegation will visit the KINTEX center, where the Seoul Food Fair is held and where Estonian food and beverage companies are also present. It will also pay visits to local food production and biotechnology companies.

"South Korea is a role model for Estonia with its technological development," Madis Kallas said. "At the same time, we are here to show the success stories of our country. South Korea is certainly an interesting market where our products can be found in the future," the minister added.