Issues of developing cooperation between Russia and Kazakhstan in the agricultural sector, as well as strengthening the potential of the agro-industrial complex of the Far Eastern regions, were included in the agenda of the next day of the work of the delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
At a working meeting with Kazakh counterpart Yerbol Karashukeev, Minister of Agriculture Dmitry Patrushev noted that the countries are working together to increase the supply of agricultural products and food to the markets of both countries, as well as to expand the range. Last year, trade between Russia and Kazakhstan increased by a third, exceeding $3 billion. This year, the volume of mutual trade in the agro-industrial complex is also growing – in the first quarter they increased by 16.5%.
Special attention was also paid to the regional agenda at the forum today. Dmitry Patrushev discussed the work of the agro-industrial complex of the Kamchatka Territory with the governor of the region, Vladimir Solodov. The subject is the leader in the country in salmon fishing. Last year, this figure exceeded 440 thousand tons, and the total production of aquatic biological resources reached 1.6 million tons.
The fishery complex is the basis of the economy in the Magadan region. At the end of 2022, with a favorable course of fishing, the catch in the region is expected to be no lower than last year. Opportunities for the development of the fishing industry, as well as crop and livestock production, the Minister considered at a meeting with Governor Sergei Nosov.