Thu 01 2016 09:17:57
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Uzbekistan and Russian discussed issues of increasing imports of Uzbek agriculture products, the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia said.
According to the Ministry, Director of Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia Artem Tsinamdzgvrishvili held talks with the officials of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Russia.
At the meeting, it was noted that Uzbekistan has great agriculture potential and produces large number of fruits and vegetables. Uzbekistan can satisfy internal demand and supply products to the Russian market.
The sides underlined positive trend in development of supplies of agriculture products from Uzbekistan to Russia, which grew by 10.6% year-on-year in 2015.
Officials of Uzbekistan and Russia outlined preliminary plans of development of cooperation in long-term perspectives, including development of mechanisms on expanding geography of exports of the Uzbek agriculture products to Russia and assistance to companies from Uzbekistan, which are ready to expand supplies of fruits and vegetables to Russia.
The sides agreed to boost the Russian-Uzbek interaction in agriculture sphere.
According to the Russian side, imports from Uzbekistan made up 0.2% in total imports of agriculture raw products and food products of Russia.
Uzbekistan supplies such products as vegetables, fruits and nuts, alcohol drinks, tobacco and fruit juices to Russia.