In the United Arab Emirates hosts the international agricultural exhibition Gulfood. In it participates for the first time the Russian delegation headed by Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev.
According to a source in the Russian delegation, Russia intends to establish imports in Arab countries Halal products that comply with the provisions of the Islamic religion. First of all we are talking about meat – chicken and beef.
As potential markets are considered United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Morocco, Kuwait, Egypt and two non-Arab: Iran and Pakistan.
According to Tkachev, the Ministry has already established a working group to prepare the relevant decisions. Agriculture Minister expressed confidence that in several years Russia will earn on food exports of 50 billion dollars a year.