2 Jun 2022 13:55

Zimbabwe asks Russia to boost wheat supplies, start petroleum products deliveries - minister

MOSCOW. June 2 (Interfax) - Zimbabwe has asked Russia for larger supplies of agricultural products and for deliveries of petroleum products, Russian Natural Resources and Environment Minister Alexander Kozlov told Interfax after a fourth meeting of the Russian-Zimbabwean Intergovernmental Commission in Harare.

"The government of Zimbabwe has proposed to increase the volumes of wheat and vegetable oil supplies and start deliveries of petroleum products," Kozlov said.

Therefore, it was suggested that the Zimbabwean agriculture and energy ministries draft a specific request that would indicate the amount of additional deliveries and the logistical chains, he said.

The share of agrarian products in Russia's exports has been growing in recent years, mainly due to wheat and mineral fertilizers, Kozlov said.

According to the Union of Grain Exporters, Russia supplied 11,900 tonnes of wheat to Zimbabwe in 2021 up from 810 tonnes in 2019.