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Mikhail Mishustin urges Russia and China to facilitate mutual access to agricultural markets

Russian-Chinese agricultural trade is outperforming growth rates. This was announced at the Russian-Chinese business forum in Shanghai by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the government’s press service reports.

Mikhail Mishustin urges Russia and China to facilitate mutual access to agricultural markets
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According to the head of the Cabinet of Ministers, the agricultural trade between the two countries increased by 42% last year compared to 2021, reaching $7 billion. And in the first quarter of the current year, growth was over 90% and reached almost $2.5 billion, the prime minister added.

“I’m positive that this is the beginning of a long journey. Russian farmers are ready to significantly increase agricultural exports to the Chinese market and expand the range of supplied plant and animal products,” Mikhail Mishustin said.

He also urged the countries to increase efforts on facilitation of mutual access to agricultural markets and jointly enhance food security, the report said.

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English version, 24 May 2023 00:03
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