Russia and Egypt have agreed on the need for technical consultations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and competent authorities of Egypt, which will be held next week.
MOSCOW, 4 Dec. Egypt has informed the Russian Federation about the desire in connection with the embargo on deliveries of some products to Russia from Turkey to increase the supply of plant products, including citrus; technical video-consultations between countries on this issue may take place next week, the Rosselkhoznadzor said on Friday.
The Rosselkhoznadzor held talks with the trading Advisor, the head of the commercial Bureau of the Embassy of Egypt in Moscow Bedewi. The initiator of the meeting was made by the Egyptian side.
“In the context of the discussion on the introduction of Russian ban of supplies of Turkish agricultural products, the Egyptian side announced the desire and the country’s possibilities to increase the supply of plant products to the Russian market, including citrus”, — stated in the message.
Also bedewi the reported willingness of Egypt to expand the supply of dairy products in Russia. It is noted that the Egyptian manufacturers are ready to comply with all the requirements of Russia in terms of ensuring the safety of these products in veterinary and sanitary and phytosanitary purposes.
“The Russian side announced its readiness to consider all of these initiatives in a rapid manner. The parties came to an agreement on the need for technical consultations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and competent authorities of Egypt, which will be held next week”, — stated in the message.
Russia from January 1, 2016 banned the import of Turkey from a range of products; including parts of carcasses and offal of chickens and turkeys, fresh and refrigerated tomatoes, onions and shallots, cauliflower and cabbage, broccoli, cucumbers and gherkins, fresh and dried oranges and tangerines, grapes, apples, pears, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plums and sloes, strawberries. Relations of Russia and Turkey are in crisis after November 24, Turkish F-16 shot down in Syria, the Russian bomber su-24.