23 Jan 2018 13:45

Russia interested in boosting agricultural exports to Jordan - Tkachev

MOSCOW. Jan 23 (Interfax) - Russia is interested in boosting exports of agricultural produce to Jordan; this includes meat, dairy and wheat goods.

"The Russian side is interested in increasing exports of meat and dairy products as well as increasing shipments of grain and poultry to the Jordanian market," the Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said in a meeting with Jordanian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia Amjad Adaileh in Moscow.

The minister was cited by the Agriculture Ministry's press service.

Jordan is one of Russia's most promising partners in the Middle East.

In 2016, agricultural produce and foodstuffs accounted for 58% of Russian exports to Jordan. In 11M 2017, agricultural goods had a 62% share of total Russian exports to Jordan.

"The Agriculture Minister said that cooperation between the two countries in the agricultural sector is very promising and that there was great potential to boost trade volumes of goods already being shipped, as well as expanding the range of goods exported," the statement said.

Prospects for trade and economic cooperation between Russia and Jordan were also discussed at the meeting, including in energy, civil aviation, engineering, science and education. Tkachev, the co-chairman of the Russia side of the Russia-Jordan intergovernmental commission, proposed the Jordan side consider holding the fourth session in Q3 this year in Russia.