Russian firm proposes to export meat to Viet Nam

Sunday, Mar 08, 2020 23:16

A Miratong meat processing line. — Photo courtesy of the company

Miratong Agribusiness Holding, one of the biggest meat suppliers in Russia, can export meats and materials for producing animal feed to Viet Nam, the company's president Viktor Linnik said.

The president was speaking during a working session with Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong in Ha Noi late last week.

The company has inked contracts with Vietnamese partners to import some seafood products such as shrimp and tra fish and it is considering to purchase some other farm produce of Viet Nam like coffee and pepper in the time to come, Linnik said.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong said as Viet Nam now needs to import a large quantity of pork, chicken, wheat and soya bean, the group can boost its exports to Viet Nam soon.

Cuong said his ministry will create the right conditions for Miratong to provide Viet Nam with its agricultural products especially pork and beef and to import Vietnamese goods to serve Russian customers.

The minister will visit Russia next month accompanied by Vietnamese enterprises which have a great demand for Russian foods.

Cuong said he hoped that via this trip, the two countries' businesses can seek more co-operation opportunities and expand their export markets.

Viet Nam and Russia have signed seven cooperation documents on animal health, quarantine, plant protection and food safety.

Two-way trade value of farm produce amounted to about US$1.35 billion in 2018 from the previous level of only $500 million. However, the figure last year fell to $900 million due to the strong fall recorded in Russia’s export of wheat products and fertilisers to Viet Nam and a drop in Vietnamese exports of coffee, pepper and rubber to Russia. — VNS

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