MOSCOW, February 28. There are good opportunities to increase exports of Algerian agricultural products in the Russian Federation, including the decisions of Moscow’s response regarding the EU and Turkey. This was stated by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Algerian newspaper L Expression.
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According to the Minister, the sphere of military and technical cooperation “remains a driving force of cooperation between our countries”. “The work on this direction is conducted within the framework of the joint Russian-Algerian intergovernmental Commission on military-technical cooperation”, – he reminded.
“But in terms of trade and economic relations overall, Algeria has traditionally been one of the leading partners of Russia in Africa and the Arab world, said Lavrov. For more than half a century of fruitful cooperation have achieved significant results in areas such as energy, mining & industry, engineering, water management”.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation drew attention that the volume of trade between the two countries “has grown in the past year in 2.2 times, amounting to nearly $2 billion”.
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In this case, the Minister believes that it is important “not to stop, to continuous search for new promising areas of application of joint efforts.” In this regard, he noted the work of the Mixed intergovernmental Russian-Algerian Commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation. “Its eighth meeting, the timing of which is now agreed, should take place in Algeria,” – said Lavrov. “There are good practices in the areas of industrial and civil construction, irrigation, transport infrastructure, in the sphere of high technologies”, – he said.
In his words, “among the promising areas of Russian-Algerian business partnership consider the field of agriculture”. “Open up good opportunities to increase exports of Algerian agricultural products to Russia, including in the context of introduced our country is known for retaliatory steps against EU member States and Turkey”, – said Lavrov. He also noted that “an important contribution to the work of making the business circles of the two countries”.
“So we look to the future with optimism”, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.