Gorbatjov at Arla Foods' Anuga stand

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17 October 2003
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Mikhael Gorbatjov, the former president of the Soviet Union, visited Arla Foods’ stand at the Anuga Food Fair in Cologne on Tuesday.

During the visit, Gorbatjov enjoyed a cup of coffee and a conversation with Group Director Andreas Lundby.

“It was a bit of a coincidence that Gorbatjov visited our stand, ” said Andreas Lundby. ”He enquired about Arla Foods and asked whether we had plans to invest in Russia and we told him about our long-standing good relations between Denmark and Russia.”

Then the architect of Glasnost and Perestrojka continued his tour of the Anuga Fair leaving the Danes and Swedes at the Arla Foods’ stand with a clear feeling of having met a historical figure who was instrumental in opening the huge Russian market to exporters from across the world.

Group Director Andreas Lundby (right) invited former president Mikhael Gorbatjov for a cup of coffee at Arla Foods’ stand.

Arla Foods is an international dairy company owned by 9,400 farmers from Denmark, Sweden, the UK, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Arla Foods is one of the leading players in the international dairy arena with well-known brands like Arla®, Lurpak®, Puck® and Castello®. Arla Foods is focused on providing good dairy nourishment from sustainable farming and operations and is also the world's largest manufacturer of organic dairy products.

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