Fresno cancels Turkish food trade delegation visit

    Fresno cancels Turkish food trade delegation visit (Photo: Pixabay/MGN)

    The West Mediterranean Exporters’ Association, also known as BAIB, was planning to stop in Fresno this month as part of a tour to develop business ties in California.

    The delegation will arrive in San Francisco on January 14th and was to travel to Fresno on the 15th. The tour wraps up in Los Angeles on the 17th.

    On Thursday, the Armenian Consul sent a news release saying the Fresno leg of the trip has been cancelled.

    I response to recent media reports, Berj K. Apkaian, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in Fresno; CA Senator Andreas Borgeas; Fresno County EDC President/CEO Lee Ann Eager; Fresno County Farm Bureau CEO Ryan Jacobsen; and Fresno Chamber President have issue the following statement:

    Out of respect to our community, the upcoming event scheduled for January 15 with an agriculturally-based Turkish delegation to Fresno has been cancelled.

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