Egyptian Trade and Industry Minister Tareq Qabil told Russia that his country is ready to supply the products previously provided by Turkey, Palestine’s Al-Resalah newspaper reported.
In a statement, issued upon his return from the UAE and which discussed Egyptian-Russian relations, Qabil said that he proposed Russia replace Turkish goods with Egyptian items after Moscow setup sanctions against Ankara following the downing of a Russian plane.
Qabil said that vegetables and fruits represent 66 per cent of Turkish exports to Russia, followed by clothes and leather.
He added that Egypt is able to export such products, Russia’s Sputnik news agency said.
The Egyptian minister asked his Russian counterpart to send him a list of goods imported from Turkey in order to prepare for a visit for Russian importers to Egypt to meet producers and discuss cooperation and fulfilling Moscow’s needs.