Norway, Bulgaria to Swap Fish for Wine

Politics » DIPLOMACY | September 9, 2010, Thursday // 17:26
Bulgaria: Norway, Bulgaria to Swap Fish for Wine The Norwegian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Tove Skarstein, has announced that her country would be content to exchange with Bulgaria fish for wine. Photo by BGNES

Norway's Ambassador to Bulgaria, Tove Skarstein, told the Bulgarian Agriculture Minister, Miroslav Naydenov, that her country would like to boost the commodity circulation with Bulgaria

"We will sell fish to you, you will sell wine to us," Skarstein and Naydenov agreed.

At their meeting on Thursday it was pointed out that there is a tendency for increasing the circulation of commodities, including agriculture commodities. However, both countries expressed their willingness to find new ways for increasing the trade between them.

The Norwegian and Bulgarian representatives discussed topics connected to the implementation of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Although Norway is not an EU-member state, during discussions between agriculture ministers and ministers for fisheries, topics about fishing in North Sea often come up. Norway's position on such topics is extremely important for defining the quotas for fishing in the Atlantic ocean.

Skarstein has pointed out that Norway is trying to accept and comply with the quotas for fishing there. Naydenov noted that Bulgaria also has quotas for turbot fishing in the Black Sea and is seeking support for defining the quotas scientifically.

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Tags: Norway, Bulgaria, Tove Skarstein, Miroslav Naydenov, fishing, CAP
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