Azerbaijan`s Minister of Agriculture Ismat Abasov, head of the Ganja City Executive Authorities Elmar Valiyev participated in the meeting.
The International Organization of Vine and Wine is an intergovernmental organization which deals with technical and scientific aspects of viticulture and winemaking.
The field of OIV includes grape production for all purposes, i.e. not just wine, but also table grapes and raisin production.
One of the activities of OIV is the compilation of global statistics within its field.
OIV is based in Paris, and had 45 member states as of 2011.