Russia Wants to Boost Syrian Fruit and Vegetables Imports

A street vendor displays fruits and vegetables in St. Petersburg.

Russia's Agriculture Ministry said Wednesday Russia was interested in increasing imports of Syrian fruit and vegetable, after officials from both countries met in Moscow.

It also said in a statement that Syrian Internal Trade and Consumer Protection Minister Hassan Majed Safiya had told Agriculture Minister Nikolai Fyodorov of Syria's "need to increase Russian grain exports." The ministry gave no other details.

Read more