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Russia is applying to Iraq to import dates and garlic
Economy News _ Baghdad
On Saturday, Minister of Agriculture Saleh Al-Hassani revealed that Iraq had received a request from Russia to import dates and garlic, while he indicated that Iraq exported 170,000 tons of dates to India during the last season.
Al-Hassani said in a televised interview with "Al-Iqtisad News", that "the Ministry of Agriculture has received requests from Russia to import dates and garlic from Iraq," noting that "there is a demand for agricultural crops by European countries as safe and free crops of any chemical or carcinogenic substances, or Genetic modification. ”
He added, "Iraq exported 170,000 tons of dates during the past season to India via Dubai," noting that "Iraq can export to all neighboring countries provided that the local product is protected and the borders are closed."
The Minister of Agriculture indicated that he was under "pressure from some ambassadors to open the import, especially with regard to table eggs," noting that "the Turkish ambassador told me that our projects were opened for Iraq."
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