Rogozin: Russia started importing vegetables and fruits from Syria

Moscow, SANA – Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia will be importing vegetables and fruits from Syria, and that this importation has already started.

Rogozin made this statement on Friday during the signing of the “green channel” agreement for exporting Syrian vegetables and fruits to Russia, with the Deputy Prime Minister noting that Syrian vegetables and fruits are of a very high quality and that Syrian farmers are very interested in marketing their produce in Syrian markets.

According to RT, shipments exported from Syria to Russia increased in 2016 by 274% compared to 2015, with the overall value of Syrian products exported to Russia this year amounting to around USD 7 million, compared to 2 million in 2015.

Hazem Sabbagh

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