Meeting of SWG President, Secretary General and Senior Project Manager with Irish Minister Simon Coveney T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine and visit to SECAD, 30 – 31 October 2014, Ireland

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Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, H.E. Sinmon Coveney T.D welcomed the Presidency of the SWG Assembly (Ministry of Agriculture of Republic of Serbia) and SWG Secretariat in order to introduce with the activities of the SWG and discuss the possible future cooperation in the field of agriculture and rural development. During the meeting the potential mutually beneficial opportunities for cooperation in the SEE region between the SWG and the Ministry of Agriculture of Ireland have been discussed.

During the visit in Ireland the SWG Delegation had an opportunity to visit rural development and social inclusion programmes and initiatives in the East Cork area on behalf of the European Union and the Irish Government through the National Development Plan successfully delivered by South and East Cork Area Development Ltd. (SECAD).

The SWG Delegation have the opportunity to tour the facilities with Senior Managers and Researchers who are involved in major National, EU and Multi-National Research Programmes at the Food Research Centre and Agri-Research Centre in Moorpark, Fermoy County Cork.

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