Russia may begin importing cheese and eggs from Iran in the middle of 2015, a spokesman from Russia’s agricultural watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Monday.
“The probability that cheeses will be supplied is high,” Alexey Alexeyenko from Rosselkhoznadzor told the press, adding that the first deliveries could begin within the next few months.
Rosselkhoznadzor has previously informed that Russia was interested in importing various agricultural products from Iran. In late February, Russia and Iran initialed veterinary certificates for the supply of Iranian eggs and meat products to Russia.
The agricultural cooperation between two countries has grown noticeably after Russia imposed a one-year ban on meat, dairy and other food products from the United States, the European Union and other allied countries in 2014.
Author: Julia Alieva