Russia may offer Turkey to put the tomatoes in the offseason

© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli in fotobanka tomatoes. Archival photoRussia may offer Turkey to put the tomatoes in the offseason© RIA Novosti / Igor Taraborrelli the image Bank

The Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation does not exclude the resumption of supplies of Turkish tomatoes for the upcoming winter-spring in small batches, said the head of the Ministry Alexander Tkachev.

«Of course, to provide vegetables for our consumption, we will create the import, and I think that from the Turkish side, we will offer the following solutions. First of all, the supply of tomatoes in the off-season, i.e. winter, early spring, when our growers are no longer able, subject to weather conditions, to deliver on the Russian market vegetables. And this season, I think that particular party that we can give our colleagues, Turkish colleagues, the opportunity to return to small volumes in the Russian market», — he told on air of TV channel «Russia 24».

Tkachev considers that it would be «fair». «We see that all political questions are settled, and of course, we must renew our turnover, which was primarily in the agro-industrial complex of Russia», — he said.

«Since September, we visited with our delegation to Turkey, and will discuss certain issues — the timing, scope and so on. I hope that the discussion will be very constructive, and of course, we will always remember and know that on the one hand, we develop our export position, and with another — should not forget the interests of our domestic producers», — said the Minister, answering a question about the timing of the lifting of restrictions on the import of Turkish tomatoes.Russia may offer Turkey to put the tomatoes in the offseason© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podocytopenia war