Turkish foods ban might be gradually eased

According to Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev restrictions on agricultural product imports from Turkey to Russia should be lifted in stages
Turkish foods ban might be gradually eased
27 July 12:43 2016 Print This Article

A wide range of issues were discussed at the meeting of Russian and Turkish ministers Alexei Ulyukayev and Nihat Zeybekci on Tuesday concerning the restoration of Russian-Turkish relations. One of the focal points was the Russian ban on import of agricultural products from Turkey.

According to Ulyukaev the restrictions should be revoked gradually and that will take some time: “I think it is not so fast. We agreed that this is a gradual process, and the process of parity”.

“We defined the starting point where we are now and what possibilities we have to remove the current obstacles. It concerns a wide range of issues, not only those that emerged in relation to the events that darkened our relations last November,” cites TASS the Russian minister.

On Tuesday, the official spokesperson of the Russian veterinary and phitosanitary service Rosselkhoznadzor Yulia Melono told TASS that they are considering an opportunity of lifting restrictions on Turkish products: “Rosselkhoznadzor is examining the issue of lifting restrictions on import of Turkish foods imposed earlier”.

According to the Russia’s first deputy Development Minister Alexey Likhachev already next week the Russian delegation from the service will visit Turkey, while a Turkish delegation from the relevant authority will visit Russia to discuss the mode of cooperation on agri-food issue, reports RIA Novosti on Wednesday.


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