Syria begins to supply fruit, vegetables to Russia

Supply of Syrian fruit and vegetables to Russia are supposed to partially compensate for the Turkish foods banned in January.

Supply of Syrian fruit and vegetables to Russia are supposed to partially compensate for the Turkish foods banned in January.

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The organized supply of Syrian fruit and vegetables to Russia has begun

The organized supply of Syrian fruit and vegetables to Russia has begun; they are supposed to partially compensate for the Turkish foods banned in January, the newspaper Kommersant wrote on March 22.

Aslan Panesh, General Director of Adyg-Yurak, a company registered in Maikop, told the newspaper they were importing Syrian fruit and vegetables.

The second shipment, about 3,000 tonnes of oranges, lemons, grapefruits, tomatoes and cabbage, arrived at the Novorossiysk seaport last week, he said.

Up till now, the deliveries from Syria had been conducted on a trial basis and in small batches, the newspaper wrote.

Syrian fruit and vegetables are being sold via the Food City Moscow wholesale and retail food center and a number of wholesale suppliers based in southern Russia.

The main problem hindering smooth imports is inferior packing. Panesh said the production of modern packing materials would begin in Syria in six months.

"This will enable us to weekly import 3,000-4,000 tonnes of fruit and vegetables. The imports are planned to grow to 5,000 tonnes a week," he said.

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