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PM, Russian minister discuss agricultural relations


[11/14/2019 9:15:51 AM]

AMMONNEWS - Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Thursday stressed on the strong historical ties between Jordan and the Russian Federation, which are supported by His Majesty King Abdullah II and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He said as he welcomed a Russian delegation led by Agriculture Minister Dmitry Patrushev that Jordan is keen on cementing relations with Moscow in the various political, economic, agricultural and cultural fields.

During the meeting, the prime minister stressed the need to boost bilateral trade and the exchange of agricultural products, stressing that the diversity of climates in both countries would help achieve agricultural integration.

For his part, Patrushev, who will chair the Russian side in a meeting of the Joint Jordanian-Russian Governmental Committee, said that relations are developing in many fields, noting that the two countries celebrated 55 years of diplomatic relations last year.

He said that Russia had an interest in raising the level of trade exchange and agricultural cooperation and expanding the list of imported and exported products between the two sides, pointing to positive indicators as the trade volume between the two countries had reached $600 million last year, four fold than in 2017.

Agriculture minister Shahahdeh pointed out that Jordanian agricultural exports had entered the Russian market about 10 years ago, but they had a difficulty accessing that market due to the political crises in the region, expressing the hope that Russian will help in this area.

State Minister for Media Affairs Amjad Al-Adayleh, who attended the meeting, said that due to its geographical location, stability and security and available human resources, Jordan can be a platform for Russian companies wishing to invest in the Kingdom and enter regional markets. He stressed the importance of reaching an agreement between Jordan and Russia to prevent double taxation and promote joint ventures.

Also during the meeting, the two sides agreed to reactivate an agricultural agreement, which was signed earlier to promote the exchange of agricultural products.

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