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Russia is ready to develop cooperation with ASEAN

ASEAN member countries can increase exports to Russia bananas, fish, seafood and nuts on background kontrsanktsy RF. In turn, Russia can increase the supply of agricultural products, especially grain, oil and meat, RIA Novosti reported the press service of the Ministry of Agriculture on the eve of the summit Russia - ASEAN.

Russia Summit - ASEAN will take 19-20 May in Sochi. The agenda of the forthcoming summit will include questions about the beginning, together with partners in the Eurasian Economic Union in consultation with members of the SCO and ASEAN on the formation of a possible economic partnership. ASEAN includes Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Laos, Singapore, Myanmar.

"At the present time in view of the introduction of the Government of the Russian Federation, the embargo on certain types of agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from countries that supported sanctions against Russia, created a unique environment for the development of trade and economic cooperation between our countries", - he told the agency.

"By redirecting export flows may increase the supply of bananas and other fruits, fresh and dried vegetables, fish and seafood, nuts, dairy products," - added to ministry.

"There is a potential for increasing Russian exports to the ASEAN countries, the most promising types of products for supply in ASEAN believe cereals, mineral water, oil and fat products, meat and meat products", - told in the ministry.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, at present, the countries of the association import agricultural products worth more than 86 billion dollars annually excluding Russia, while exports of Russian agricultural products and food to ASEAN countries in 2015 amounted to only 96 million dollars.

Russia in August 2014 of the year restricted imports of food products from countries that have imposed sanctions on it, including from the EU and the USA. The ban included meat, sausages, fish, vegetables, fruits, dairy products. In June 2015, the Russian “grocery embargo” was extended for a year - until 5 August 2016.

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