Morocco is interested in increasing exports to Russia of agricultural products

Morocco is interested in increasing exports to Russia of agricultural products


Russia is an attractive market for Moroccan exporters of agricultural products, which pay great attention to the quality of supplied vegetables and fruits, Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of post Morocco in the Russian Federation Abdelkader Lesheheb.

MOSCOW, 2 Dec. Morocco is interested in increasing the supply and expanding the range of the supplied to Russia the agricultural products in the near future, the message of the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation.

Earlier on Monday, the Director of international cooperation Department of the Ministry of agriculture of Russia Artem Tsinamdzgvrishvili held talks with Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Morocco in Russia Abdelkader Lesheheb.

As reported on the results of the negotiations Tsinamdzgvrishvili, the Moroccan side expressed interest in the significant increase of volumes imported into Russia of agricultural products and extension of its nomenclature in the near future.

The sides discussed the state and prospects of cooperation in the field of agriculture, including the possibility of increasing imports of agricultural products and food from Morocco to Russia.

During the talks the Ambassador of Morocco in Russia said that Russia is an attractive market for Moroccan exporters of agricultural products, which pay great attention to the quality of supply to Russia of vegetables and fruits.

Morocco is one of the most important suppliers of food and beverages in Europe. In Russia in 2014 from Morocco was carried out deliveries of such commodity items as citrus (55.6% of the total supply in value terms); vegetables (30,2%, including fresh tomatoes — 25,7%); fish meal, flour of meat (6.2 per cent).