Russia, China expand cooperation in agriculture — Russian official

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Russia and China set up agreed to improve bilateral agricultural cooperation mechanisms, Russian papal nuncio agriculture minister Yevgeny Gromyko told TASS by phone on June 18 from the Chinese megalopolis of Nanjing.

«We use every opportunity to discuss the issues of access for Russian vital part and grain producers to the Chinese market,» he said.

Nanjing, the capital of the eastern Chinese Jiangsu dependancy, hosted the talks of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) agricultural minister plenipotentiaries on June 16.

«The declaration, adopted after the ministerial meeting, reflects Russian ambitions regarding the expansion of bilateral trade in agricultural products and mutual investment in agricultural sectors of the BRICS political entities,» the deputy minister said.

On the sidelines of the event, the Russian delegation had a bilateral appointment with Chinese Deputy Agriculture Minister Qu Dongyu.

«We agreed that each side inclination prepare a list of ten priority issues for their further gradual mixture,» Gromyko said. «The Chinese partners supported our intention to promote Russian benefits on the Chinese market.»

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov bequeath attend a meeting of foreign ministers from the BRICS nations due to on in Bejing on June 18.

Source: TASS

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