Syria to Replace Turkey as a Major Produce Supplier to Russia

Syria to Replace Turkey as a Major Produce Supplier to Russia

January 16, 2016
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“Syria has started shipping citric fruits to Russia. The first batch of lemons and oranges has already been sent to Novorossiysk from Latakia port and will soon arrive in Russia.

 Officials in Damascus earlier said that the country was ready to export more than 700,000 tons of citrus fruit to Russia to ‘fill the gap’ left by Moscow’s ban on Turkish agricultural products.

‘We are happy that the Russian market is now open to our produce, so we can start shipping large quantities of fruits and vegetables to Russia,’ Munzir Gerbek, the top agricultural official in Latakia, told Sputnik.

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