15 May 2023 09:28

Mexico can export cocoa, vanilla to Russia, interested in importing grain - ambassador

ABRAU-DYURSO. May 15 (Interfax) - Mexico sees potential for exporting vanilla and cocoa to Russia, and is interested in importing Russian grain, the country's ambassador to Russia, Eduardo Villegas Megias told reporters on the sidelines of the Wine Tourism Forum in Abrau-Dyurso on Friday.

Remarking that trade relations between the two countries are growing slowly but steadily, he said Mexico produces a huge variety of goods, but as regards foodstuffs it is interested in exporting vanilla, which is native to the country. Not everyone knows the real smell and taste of vanilla, and it would be a good idea to supply genuine vanilla to the Russian market, Megias said.

The same is true for cocoa, he said. Mexico already exports a large amount of cocoa to Russia, but it could easily export more, he said.

As for imports from Russia, Mexico is interested in various resources that Russia is rich in, such as iron, and would like to increase imports of it, as well as of grain and fertilizers, the ambassador said.

Earlier at the forum, Megias said that Mexico is interested in increasing exports of its wines to Russia.