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Croatia is this year's partner-country and is represented at the fair by close to 50 exhibitors, something the prime minister said would lead to more Croatian products on the German market.

"The case of Finland, which was the partner-country last year, shows that after the fair it increased the export of its farm products by 50 percent. In this way, we also expect a similar result for our agricultural producers because German consumers clearly recognize the quality and tradition of Croatian products," said the prime minister.

He added that the first reactions to Croatia's participation in the fair were very positive.

The president of the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Luka Burilović, supported the prime minister's hope Croatia's participation in the fair would boost the export of Croatian agricultural products.

"Currently we export more than 2 billion euros worth of farm products, and we can and must export much more. The Green Week is an excellent platform to increase those figures. More than half a million people from around the world will visit the fair and we want to show all of them that apart from quality tourism we also have a good cuisine and that our agriculture has a long tradition as well as great potential," said Burilović.

Source: HRT