Dubai, UAE: The pavilion of the Republic of Lithuania at the Gulfood 2023 exhibition in Dubai is witnessing a great turnout from visitors, entrepreneurs, heads of companies, and government and private agencies to see advanced food products.
His Excellency Kestutis Navickas, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania, received today numerous senior officials, specialists, and businessmen at his country’s national pavilion at Gulfood 2023.
He said, “We have had many effective and positive meetings at the exhibition, which is considered the largest event of its kind in the world for food supply.” He also emphasized that his country’s participation will open more horizons and opportunities for Lithuanian food products to the markets of the Gulf region, the Arab world, and the world.
He praised the efforts of the organizers of the Gulfood exhibition for its value in enhancing cooperation between food and beverage communities in the world, adopting the slogan of creativity and change in representing a center for sector trends and a global force in the field of supply.
His Excellency Kestutis Navickas, the Lithuanian Minister of Agriculture, said, “The Gulfood 2023 exhibition enhances Dubai’s reputation as a global center for food and beverages and supports the UAE’s position in pioneering the process of transforming the sector and continual efforts to address the crises it faces globally.”
The pavilion includes the leading products of dozens of Lithuanian companies in various food industries, which utilize the latest technologies in agriculture, production, packaging, and export to the Gulf and international markets.
On the other hand, the Lithuanian delegation participated this afternoon in the Conference Inspire following the Gulfood 2023 exhibition, with the presence of His Excellency Kęstutis Navickas, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania; Dr. Antanas Venckus, Head of the International Affairs and Export Promotion Unit at the Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania; and Ms. Šarūnė Šablevičienė, Agricultural and Commercial Attaché of the Republic of Lithuania in the UAE.
In addition, Mr. Laurynas Miškinis from the AUGA Group participated in the event and discussed the impacts of sustainable food production, regenerative methodologies, and shorter chains in the food industry. He also tackled the importance of establishing proper regulations regarding food certification and labeling. He touched on the topics of conscious food production, consumption supply, and demand projections as well as the significance of educating consumers and building trust and transparency, which are among the most vital factors that contribute to the development of this sector.