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Australia and Russia: enhancing our Agricultural Cooperation

Minister for Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Agricultural Cooperation with Russia’s Minister for Agriculture, Dr Yelena Skrynnik.

The MoU will support the exchange of Australian and Russian delegations, experts and scientists, as well as participation in agricultural trade shows, symposia, conventions and fora.

“Australia already enjoys a substantive trade relationship with Russia in meat and cattle exports,” said Mr Smith.

“This MoU will strengthen these links by allowing our authorities to work together effectively on a range of issues, including achieving a better understanding of each other's regulatory and legal frameworks.”

“Australia is a world-class agricultural producer and a reliable trading partner. We look forward to working closely with Russia as it enhances its agricultural development and production capabilities,” Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke said.

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry will continue to work with Russian authorities to realise the full potential of the bilateral trade relationship, including securing the resumption of kangaroo meat exports to Russia.

by S. C.
23 april 2010, World News > Oceania