Export Potential of Fruits and Vegetables to Russia Remains Important Minister

Agadir – Morocco’s fruits and vegetables export potential to Russia remains important, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Aziz Akhannouch, said Thursday in Agadir.“This potential should allow Morocco to improve its position in the Russian market,” said Akhannouch who was speaking at the opening of Morocco-Russia Business Forum, adding that the kingdom is stepping up efforts to diversify its agricultural supply to this market.Russia accounts for nearly 15% of the total value of food exports from Morocco to reach 1.6 billion dirhams in 2015, said the Minister, adding that agricultural exports increased by 35% between the two export seasons 2014/2015 and 2015/2016. Concerning the fisheries field, Russia is the 13th customer of Moroccan exports of seafood products with a turnover of nearly 300 million dirhams in 2015, noted the Minister.