The exposition's opening ceremony will be attended by Vice-Premier and Agriculture Minister Alexei Gordeyev who is heading the Russian delegation in Berlin.
Prior to the start of the Green Week's opening Alexei Gordeyev expressed confidence that "the participation of the Russian firms will be helpful in promoting their successful cooperation with foreign partners and in attracting serious foreign investments into the agri-biz sector of Russia." "The Russian standards in the sphere of agricultural products are higher than in Europe and this advantage must be preserved," the minister said.
A round-table discussion on the theme "A new role of Russia in the world agricultural trade - prospects for partnership in conditions of fair competition" will be held on Friday. The discussion has been organized within the framework of the international agricultural forum "East-West." The separate presentations of Russia's regions, in particular the Krasnodar Territory, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area, the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area and the Altai Territory, will be held in Berlin on Friday.