From October 2nd to 4th, in Dijon, France, the General Assembly of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) took place.
During this event, the Republic of Moldova presented its proposal to host the 46th OIV World Congress in 2025. OIV member states agreed to hold the first global OIV congress of the second century of the organization in the Republic of Moldova, a decision welcomed by the executive committee and the general assembly of the organization.
As a result, the Republic of Moldova will be the honorable host of the OIV World Congress in 2025, the most grand and significant event of the prestigious international organization of wine-producing countries. This announcement comes as a momentous occasion for our country, especially as it coincides with National Wine Day, and represents a testament to the commitment and contribution of the Republic of Moldova to the wine industry.
Established in 1924, the OIV plays an essential role in harmonizing and standardizing the global wine sector, providing support and assistance through a vast network of over 1000 international experts from its 50 member states. In celebration of the OIV Centenary, 2024 has been declared the “International Year of Vine and Wine”.
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“Hosting the OIV Congress in 2025 in the Republic of Moldova is not only an extraordinary honor but also a responsibility and an excellent opportunity to reflect Moldova’s dedication and passion for winemaking. We eagerly anticipate and take responsibility for the events in the coming years, and we are confident that the OIV Congress in 2025 will be a pivotal moment for Moldova’s wine industry, enhancing the reputation and visibility of our exceptional wines on a global scale,” stated Andrian Digolean, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry.
This remarkable achievement crowns the successes achieved by the wine industry over the past decade of reform and development, as part of the “10 Years of Moldovan Wine Revolution” campaign, celebrated during the National Wine Day on October 7-8, 2023.
The Moldovan delegation included Diana Lazăr, Head of the Wine Industry at the Competitive and Rural Resilience Project in Moldova (PCRR) funded by USAID, Ştefan Iamandi, ONVV representative, and Corina Călugăru, Ambassador of the Republic of Moldova in France.