The Green Corridor project recently announced by Russia will boost Egyptian exports to Russian market, chairman of Egypt’s food export council (FEC) Alaa ElBahy stressed on Monday.
Russia has offered to create a ‘green corridor’ with Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey to facilitate the supply of fruit and vegetables from these countries to the Russian market.
The Russian Federal Customs official Andrei Belyaninov stated in his latest speech at the state parliament that his country issued the proposal to Egypt, Jordan, Turkey as well as Azerbaijan, to facilitate the supply of perishable products and ensure their freshness on arrival, the Sputnik’s Arabic edition reported.
There are other countries, like Syria, also seek to create a “green corridor” with Russia, so as to facilitate the transfer of goods and agricultural products to Moscow, since the size of the Russian market is estimated at €12 billion per year.
Moreover, El Bahy added that Egypt and Russia had signed agreement last month to decrease customs on food commodities and other commodities in Russia.