On January, 18 on the margins of the international exhibition "Green Week - 2019" in Berlin, Germany, the Rosselkhoznadzor delegation held talks with Abdellah Janati, Director General of the National Food Safety Sanitary Administration of the Ministry of Agriculture and Sea Fisheries of the Kingdom of Morocco (ONSSA).
The Moroccan side was also represented at the meeting by Head of the ONSSA Cooperation and Communication Department Zeinab El Bushiki and the ONSSA Animal Protection Director, Abrak Abderahman.
During the meeting, Mr. Abdellah Janati informed the Rosselkhoznadzor about the absence of claims by the Moroccan side to the Russian grain supplied to the Kingdom of Morocco. Mr. Janati noted the high level of quality control and grain safety carried out by the Russian side in supplying products to the Moroccan market.
The parties also discussed the possibility of reconsidering by the Moroccan side of increased customs duties on the import of grain products from Russia, as well as the frequency of their application. In this vein Mr. Janati informed the Russian side that this issue is within the competence of the Morocco’s State Cereals Office (ONICL) and promised to provide possible assistance in this matter.
In conclusion the Russian delegation of Rosselkhoznadzor was introduced to Minister of Agriculture and Sea Fisheries of the Kingdom of Morocco Mr. Aziz Akhannouch who expressed satisfaction with the achieved level of mutually beneficial cooperation in agriculture between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Morocco and welcomed the further development of a constructive dialogue between the competent services of both countries.