The director of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision, Sergei Dankvert, assured today that Western sanctions against Russia opened the way for food imports from Latin America.
Quoted here by the Sputnik multimedia website, Dankvert explained in a forum held in Uruguay, that countries like Nicaragua or Costa Rica, which never supplied Moscow with agricultural product, appear now among its vendors, thanks to Western retaliation.
Dankvert attended in Montevideo to the Business Round and the Russia-Latin America Media Forum, the prelude of the St. Petersburg Economic Forum, scheduled as every year for June.
The also chairman of the intergovernmental commission for cooperation between Russia with Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Uruguay, emphasized that the possibility of selling goods to the Eurasian State increased for all countries of the region.
Referring to the prospects of this business management, the expert in this field emphasized that ‘what they could not do last year, now they will do it more intensely, “added the senior official.
He explained that in 2015 difficulties emerged due to problems in the Russian banking system, which gave no chance to importers to have free money to buy.
However, he clarified that the Central Bank of Russia already attempt to carry out joint operations with their counterparts in Latin America.
Presidential adviser and secretary in charge of the organizing committee of St. Petersburg Forums and eastern, Anton Kobyakov asserted that cooperation with the Latin America and the Caribbean is among the priority lines of Russia.