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Russia boosts its relations with Morocco for cereals, legumes and vegetable oils supply, among other products

Both countries have carried out an online business mission to connect Russian and Moroccan companies to promote international trade in agri-food products.

10/15/2020

Sergey Levin, Russian Vice Minister of Agriculture.

On October 15, a business mission of Russian companies exporting agricultural products to the Kingdom of Morocco took place, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia and the Federal Center "Agroexport" in online format. Representatives of the competent departments of the two countries, industrial associations and unions, as well as Russian and Moroccan companies participated in the event.

Speaking in the plenary session, Vice Minister of Agriculture Sergey Levin drew attention to the need to intensify trade contacts between the two countries. “We regard the Kingdom of Morocco as an important partner in trade with the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. There is a possibility to increase the supply of cereals, legumes, vegetable oils, confectionery and semi-finished meat products from Russia. We are committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation and mutually beneficial ties, ”said the vice minister.

According to Sergei Levin, a number of issues remain, the solution of which will allow the expansion of mutual trade between Russia and Morocco. In particular, such issues include the reduction of customs tariffs for the supply of cereals and meat, as well as the extension of the temporary cancellation of import duties on wheat. As the Vice Minister pointed out, thanks to the close joint work of the two countries, existing trade barriers are systematically eliminated. So this summer, Russia had the opportunity to supply confectionery to Morocco.

The deputy minister wished all participants fruitful negotiations and mutually beneficial agreements, and also expressed his confidence that the event will strengthen and develop relations between Russian and Moroccan companies.


 
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