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Meeting between Sergey Dankvert and Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Guatemala in Russia Mrs. Godinez Saso

The meeting was held in Moscow at the initiative of the Guatemalan side. Mrs. Daria Kopylova, Attaché of the Central America Unit in the the Department of Latin America of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took part in the meeting as well. Mrs. Godinez Saso expressed gratitude to Sergey Dankvert for the arranging the meeting and also noted that Mr. Dankvert’s report at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum caught her attention. The report covered the issues of cooperation between Russia and the Republic Guatemala.

Ambassador expressed interest of Guatemala in increasing exports of plant products to Russia. Exports of such products as papayas, mangoes, bananas, pineapples and coffee are of particular interest.

Sergey Dankvert remarked that the Rosselkhoznadzor should had not any specific problems about exports of plant products. Alongside with it, the Guatemalan side should carefully work at logistics and should make efforts to find Russian business operators keen to import such products from Guatemala. The Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor directed attention of the colleagues to «Prodexpo» exhibition held in Russia, which can be a great opportunity for the Guatemalan side to present itself. No doubt, that will be a starting point in search of new partners.

During the negotiations the sides touched upon supplies of meat and marine products to Russia. It was noted that marine products are more competitive at the Russian market. It was pointed out that, in order to be approved for exports of animal products to the Russian Federation the Guatemalan side would have to complete the questionnaire provided by the Rosselkhoznadzor in April, 2017. Ambassador assured the Rosselkhoznadzor that she would make the issue her personal priority.

Jul 11, 2017

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