On Thursday Russian Vice Premier, Minister of Agriculture Aleksei Gordeyev flew to Berlin to take part in the "Green Week" agricultural food fair. The major European fair "Green Week" will be held on January 11-20. On Saturday Gordeyev is expected to address the conference "Security and Quality of Food and Agricultural Primary Goods" and to take part in the round table of Russian and German businessmen. The round table will focus on the stimulation of investments into the Russian agro-industrial complex, said the Vice Premier's apparatus. In addition, Gordeyev is scheduled to hold talks with ministers of agriculture of several countries. Top representatives of the Russian Ministry of Agriculture took part in all the previous fairs and forums of the kind, the Vice Premier's apparatus added. Russia is expected to use the organizational experience of the "Green Week" in Berlin in order to hold a similar fair in Moscow.
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