Japan is showing interest in the import of poultry and red wine, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food said after a meeting between Minister Miroslav Naydenov and newly appointed Japanese Ambassador here Makoto Ito.
Minister Naydenov described as "unique Bulgarian ambassador" the starter culture for yogurt - well known and received in Japan. There are good chances for extending cooperation in this sector, he added. Other Bulgarian dairy products, such as white cheese and yellow cheese, are also well accepted on the world markets.
On his part, the Japanese Ambassador said that there is an interest in increasing commodity exchange and, in particular, the import of Bulgarian poultry meat in Japan. Japan will consider carefully this opportunity provided that the Bulgarian-issued certificates comply with the sanitary requirements and the quality and the price of the Bulgarian poultry meat are competitive, the Ambassador added.
Ambassador Ito explained that for some years now his country has been importing poultry from Brazil while imports from Asia have been considerably reduced due to the bird flu foci there.
The two sides agreed that the export of wine to Japan offers one of the most attractive opportunities for extending two-way trade. Japan seeks diversity on the market and Bulgarian wine, particularly, red wine could be very well received there.