Alexander Tkachev, head of Russia's Ministry of Agriclture (Minselkhoz), said that exporters of the United Arab Emirates that offer quality fruit
products are welcome to try to replace Russian-sanctioned Turkish products.
He also said that the opportunity for developing bilateral trade is possible when already Russian exporters are able to move their products through the United Arab Emirates to other counties in the Middle East
Representatives of the UAE, who met with with Tkachev, in turn expressed an interest in purchasing mineral fertilizers from Russia
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