Export of Azerbaijan’s agricultural products rose by 44 percent in January-April 2017 as compared to the same period of 2016, said the country’s Agriculture Minister Heydar Asadov. He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the 23rd Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition in Baku on May 17. The minister noted that Azerbaijan aims to increase its export annually while the main problem of the world is to ensure the food security. WorldFood Azerbaijan 2017 is one of the most important and significant events in the region’s food industry. The event is supported by the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) and National Confederation of The Entrepreneurs (Employers) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic (AEC). The organizers of WorldFood Azerbaijan are Iteca Caspian and ITE Group. A number of leading companies from Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Spain and other countries are taking part in the annual exhibition.