The 6th meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ecuadorian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation was held in Quito (Ecuador) under co-chairmanship of Sergey Dankvert, Head of the Rosselkhoznadzor. During the meeting the experts discussed a wide range of issues in the field of energy industry, trade, production sector, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture.
During the Commission plenary meeting Sergey Dankvert highlighted the stability of trade growth between Russia and Ecuador and stressed that the Commission activities facilitate cooperation between the countries. During his speech Sergey Dankvert also noted that Russia is interested in scaling up volume of grain import to the Ecuadorian market.
In conclusion the parties positively assessed the outcomes of the 6th meeting of the Intergovernmental Russian-Ecuadorian Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation and agreed upon the necessity to diversify trade between Russia and Ecuador.
In the framework of the official visit to Ecuador Sergey Dankvert held a meeting with Byron Eduardo Flores, assistant minister of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries and Patricio Almeida Granja, director of the Agency for Phytosanitary and Animal Health Regulation and Control. During the meeting Sergey Dankvert gave a special consideration to the necessity of providing safety and quality of products exported to Russia. In this context the parties agreed on the visit of the Russian specialists to the Republic of Ecuador in order to familiarize themselves with the system of phytosanitary control of plant products (bananas, cut flowers) at the sites of their production, packaging and shipment as well as decontamination system. Besides, the Russian experts in the field of veterinary control will familiarize themselves with principles of manufacturing aquaculture products exported to Russia.
Sergey Dankvert also met with Iván Ontaneda, Ecuador's Agriculture Quality Assurance Agency. During the official dinner the parties discussed prospects of cooperation, in particular, diversification of trade between Russia and Ecuador.