Egypt’s commercial office in Moscow
and the Egyptian Plant Quarantine are in intensive talks with the Russian side
to solve the problem.
Cairo- Feb 8, 2022
Minister of Trade and Industry
Nevine Gamea has received Russian Ambassador in Cairo Georgiy Borisenko to
discuss the latest concerning the decision of Russia’s Federal Service for the
Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor) to ban
Gamea said that Egypt’s commercial
office in Moscow and the Egyptian Plant Quarantine are in intensive talks with
the Russian side to solve the problem.
The government, she stressed, is
keen to export goods that conform to international specifications and are
approved by the Russian authorities, especially that Egypt is the world’s top orange
exporter, at an annual volume of about 2 million tonnes.
“Russia is one of Egypt’s top
export markets, with exports amounting to $489 million in 2021, up 17.5% from $416
million a year earlier,” the minister added.
The meeting also explored preparations
for the next meetings of the Egyptian-Russian Joint Committee for Trade,
Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation to be held in March, with the
participation of the two countries’ trade ministers.