Informal – “No tie” Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe during the 59th World Ploughing Contest , 12-14 September, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

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On the occasion of the 59th World Ploughing Contest which will happen in Biograd na Moru in Croatia from 07-16 of September 2012, the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Croatia and the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) in South-Eastern Europe will host an Informal – “No tie” Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from South Eastern Europe. The informal Ministers Meeting is foreseen for the period from 12-14 of September.

The Ministers of Agriculture from SEE and their officially appointed representatives on a decision making level will have a pleasure to participate at the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for future cooperation between the Regional Rural Development Standing Working Group (SWG RRD) in South-Eastern Europe and the World Ploughing Organization (WPO).

In addition, this gathering will serve as a preparatory meeting in order to discuss the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Ministers of Agriculture from SEE which will be held in November 2012 in Kosovo* and, it would also be a great opportunity to organize bilateral meetings among the Ministers of Agriculture from SEE.

Draft Pogramme for the “No tie” Ministers Meeting