MOSCOW – Russia and Latin America are going to discuss ways of promoting their cooperation during the Russia-Latin America forum, which to be launched on Monday in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo, according to the head of the Russian Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Sergei Dankvert.
In statements delivered to Interfax before heading to Montevideo, Dankvert said “This is a very important event, in which political and economic issues will be discussed, and that will influence the development of Russia’s relations with Latin American countries.”
Dankvert noted that he will highlight Russia’s interest in expanding its cooperation with Latin America in the field of exploration and exploitation of mineral resources.
He said that Russian imports of agricultural products from Latin American countries have decreased significantly in recent times, while he stressed the need for exerting efforts to restore and expand trade exchange between the two parties.
Among all Latin American states, Paraguay was the only country that maintained its export rate to Russia, Dankvert added.
The Russian official announced that he will be holding several meetings in Montevideo with counterparts from Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina to discuss ways to activating trade exchange.