Argentina to field a unified national booth at Seafood Expo Russia 2019

The Argentine Republic intends to take part in the 3rd Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo that will take place in July 2019 in St. Petersburg, said its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio at a meeting with representatives of the industry exhibition operator.

The Russian Federation and Argentine Republic entered into an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of fisheries and aquaculture on 30 November, 2018. The agreement was signed by Russia’s Deputy Minister of Agriculture – Head of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) Ilya Shestakov and Minister of Agriculture of the Argentine Republic Luis Miguel Etchevehere. The signing took place as part of an official visit by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin to Buenos Aires.

“Argentina is very much interested in cooperation with Russia, which is evidenced by the intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the area of fisheries and aquaculture signed between our two nations in early December at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. We are ready to start working towards implementation of the agreements we have reached,” Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio said.

The St. Petersburg Forum and Expo may become a key venue to discuss urgent matters of cooperation in the area of fisheries. It was noted at the meeting that Argentina has a strong interest in increasing exports of its fisheries industry to the Russian Federation.

“We would like not only to showcase our achievements, but also to present the strategy and outlook for Argentina’s fisheries, to offer our vision for bilateral cooperation, and to get our business representatives to know their Russian counterparts in order to build long-term collaboration,” the Argentine Republic Embassy’s attaché on agroindustrial matters Alonso Pablo Ferrando told the meeting.

Argentina will present its main seafood products – merluccius (hake), anchovy, and shrimps – at Seafood Expo Russia 2019.

The 3rd Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo 2019 will take place on July 10–12, 2019 at St. Petersburg’s Expoforum Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event is organized by the Federal Agency for Fishery and operated by Roscongress Foundation.