Russia is ready to increase the supply of grain to Nigeria and begin supplying meat to this country, said the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev, who during his visit to Nigeria met with the country's vice president Amy Osinbajo.
Tkachev is the co-chairman of the intergovernmental Russian-Nigerian mixed commission for economic and scientific-technical cooperation. The parties discussed issues of trade, economic and investment cooperation between Russia and Nigeria.
“At the end of last year, trade between our countries reached $ 308 million, of which 2 / 3 accounted for agricultural products,” said Tkachev. At the same time, the share of agricultural products in the structure of Russian exports to Nigeria is 64%, imports from Nigeria - 96%.
Russia is ready to increase the supply of grain and agricultural products to Nigeria.
The parties also discussed the situation at the aluminum factory Alskon, which belongs to RusAl.
According to Osinbaggio, Russia resumes the work of the trade mission in Nigeria (the city of Abuja), which will become a conduit for the economic interests of the two countries.
Tkachev also met with representatives of large Nigerian businesses and the Commissioner for Agriculture of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS) Tchambaku Ayassor. Russia could provide ECOWAS countries, including Nigeria, with technological assistance in the processing of agricultural and fish products, the training of agribusiness specialists and the supply of agricultural equipment.
The population of Nigeria by the end of 2015 exceeded 194 million people, Vesti reports.
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