Egypt Intends to to Replace Turkey’s Agricultural Exports to Russia


Egypt informed the Russian side on its desire to enhance supplies of agricultural products to the country following the introduction by Moscow of restrictive economic measures against Turkey, Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said Friday.

Earlier in the day, representatives of the Rosselkhoznadzor have held talks with the officials from the Egyptian Embassy’s Commercial Office, initiated by the Egyptian side, Sputnik reported.

“In light of the introduction by Russia of ban on deliveries of agricultural products from Turkey, the Egyptian side informed of willingness and capability to increase supplies of plant products to the Russian market, including citrus fruits,” the watchdog said in statement.

Besides, Egypt would like to enhance deliveries of dairy products to Russia, Rosselkhoznadzor said.

“The Russian side has expressed readiness to consider all the [Egyptian] initiatives in an expeditious manner. The parties agreed on the need for technical video consultations between the Rosselkhoznadzor and the competent authorities in Egypt, which may take place in the next week,” the statement read.

New niches for food suppliers emerged in Russian market as earlier this week the Russian government banned the import of a range of fruit and vegetables as well as chicken and chicken products from Turkey, effective from January 1, 2016.