Amid its ban on food products from the U.S., the EU, Canada, Australia and Norway, Russia is holding talks with officials from Argentina about the possibility of expanding agriculture trade between the two nations. The talks were initiated by Argentina, but welcomed by Russia.

Sergey Dankvert, head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, the Russian federal service for veterinary and phytosanitary surveillance, and Pablo Anselmo Tettamanti, Argintine Ambassador to Russia, have already spoken on the telephone and have arranged for a Argentinian trade delegation to visit Russia. The delegation will consist of the Argentinian minister of agriculture, minister of industry of Argentina, and the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Argentina and co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentinian Commission. The visit will be devoted to discussing issues related to cooperation between the two countries in a range of activities, including export-import operations.


The Argentinian leaders have suggested holding a preliminary meeting of co-chairmen of the Intergovernmental Commission as soon as possible to discuss current issues related to increasing the export of products from Argentina to Russia, according to the Rosselkhoznadzor website. Dankvert was open to the suggestion.

 The meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Argentinian Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technical Cooperation itself is planned to be held in Moscow in the middle of September.