19 Aug 2022 14:43

Russia and Sudan intend to diversify trade in agricultural products

MOSCOW. Aug 19 (Interfax) - Russia and Sudan intend to expand and diversify trade in agricultural products, Timur Samoletov, representative of the Russian Agriculture Ministry in Sudan, said at a meeting of the Russian-Sudanese intergovernmental commission on Friday.

"A number of agreements were reached during the expert consultations. First, on solidifying bilateral cooperation in the agro-industrial complex, as well as on increasing and diversifying the turnover of agricultural products," Samoletov said. Specialists from the agrarian and oversight departments agreed to exchange specifications and requirements for organizing mutual deliveries of agricultural products to the markets of both countries.

Samoletov said that trade turnover in agricultural products between Russia and Sudan exceeded $287 million in 2021, and that it totaled $137.7 million in January-July 2022. Specifically during the period, wheat totaling $101 million was supplied to the Sudanese market, as well as sunflower oil totaling $37 million. Samoletov specified that these are the main export items.

Russia's main imports from Sudan are non-food extracts, natural resins, and live primates. Deliveries increased 51% year-on-year in value terms in January-July.