Philippines eager to increase fish exports to Russia

Fishermen and their families watch as a worker carries a yellow fin tuna off a fishing boat at fish at a port in General Santos City, Mindanao, southern Philippines January 10, 2008. The Philippines is one of the biggest tuna producing countries in the world and most of its exports are through General Santos, a port city on the archipelago's southern tip.

Fishermen and their families watch as a worker carries a yellow fin tuna off a fishing boat at fish at a port in General Santos City, Mindanao, southern Philippines January 10, 2008. The Philippines is one of the biggest tuna producing countries in the world and most of its exports are through General Santos, a port city on the archipelago's southern tip.

Reuters
Manila is pushing for a bilateral trade agreement with Moscow.

The Philippines is looking to increase exports of tuna and processed fish products to Russia, the Business Mirror said, citing the country’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

The bureau is pushing for a bilateral trade agreement with Russia, the website said, adding that Russian representatives will visit the Philippines to inspect local factories and facilities.

A series of agreements will be signed between Russia and the Philippines when Vladimir Putin visits Manila for the APEC 2015 Summit in Manila.

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