- Russia, Turkey Discuss Development of Agricultural Trade - Russian Agriculture Ministry
Russia, Turkey Discuss Development Of Agricultural Trade - Russian Agriculture Ministry
Umer Jamshaid 11 months ago Tue 28th May 2019 | 10:30 PM
Russian Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev and his Turkish counterpart, Bekir Pakdemirli, held a working meeting in Ankara on Tuesday, where they discussed the development of bilateral agricultural trade, the Russian Agriculture Ministry said
"We are discussing the issue of boosting capacities of Port Kavkaz in order to ensure that more ships can be received. So this port will be a full-fledged alternative to the port of Gelendzhik," the ministry said in a statement.
According to Patrushev, between January and April, Russian-Turkish agricultural trade increased to $1.2 billion year-on-year. Turkey mainly exports tomatoes, fruit, assorted vegetables and fish to Russia, and imports grain crops and sunflower oil from its partner.
During the talks Patrushev also pointed to the need to develop bilateral scientific and technological cooperation in agriculture as well as increase the number of joint projects in this area.