After meeting with the president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Egypt supply of agricultural products to Russia will increase soon by about 30%. “Our countries are working together in the field of agriculture. Egypt is the biggest consumer of Russian wheat, at least 5-5.5 million tonnes. We supply about 40% of the grain to this country. 90% of our imports from Egypt consists of agricultural products. The supply of these products from Egypt increased by 30% and the supply will soon increase by another 30%, “Putin said.
The parties also agreed on the introduction of simplified access mode of Egyptian products to the Russian market. “We discussed the possibility of setting up a logistics center on the Black Sea and agreed to facilitate the movement of commodities. Access of Egyptian products to our market will be handled by the Rosselkhoznadzor (the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Plant Control), which will send in the near future to Egypt representatives to ensure the quality of Egyptian products, “said the president of the Russian Federation.
For his part, the Russian Minister of Agriculture stated that the 30% increase would be achieved in the supply of citrus, potatoes and onions from Egypt.