On may 28 in Ankara hosted a working meeting of Minister of agriculture of Russia Dmitry Patrushev, Minister of agriculture and forestry of the Republic of Turkey Bekir, Pakdemirli, during which the sides discussed issues of bilateral trade of agricultural products and investment and scientific-technological cooperation.
According to Dmitry Patrushev, for 4 months in 2019 the turnover of agricultural products and food between the countries increased to $ 1.2 billion.
The development of trade contributes to the close cooperation of agricultural ministries of Russia and Turkey. So, in April our country decided to increase the quota for the import of Turkish tomatoes to 150 thousand tons. The work on accreditation and extension activities, fish and dairy companies in Turkey, in particular, over the past few months was further certified by two fishing companies.
In addition, the parties discussed the issue of supply of Turkish products to Russia through the sea port of Kavkaz, which is due to the reconstruction of the checkpoint port of Noumea can get an additional download.
"The issue for the expansion of the port of Caucasus to ensure the admission of more number of ships. Thus, this port will become a full-fledged alternative to the port of Gelendzhik. In addition, from April 2019 the port of Caucasus is also open to the supply of Turkish tomatoes" - said Dmitry Patrushev.
Tomatoes and other vegetables, and also fruit and fish – the main agricultural products, supplied to the Russian market of Turkey. Russia exports to Turkey mainly cereals (wheat and maize) and sunflower oil.
During the event, Dmitry Patrushev noted that in addition to bilateral trade, countries also need to develop investment and scientific-technological cooperation in the agricultural sector and to expand the list of promising new projects as well as proposed to hold in the near future Third regular meeting of the Executive Committee on agriculture.
Translated by service "Yandex.Translation"