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Russia may lift agricultural restrictions from Turkey by October 20

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Russia and Turkey will discuss cancellation of restrictions on deliveries of Turkish agricultural produce to the Russian market, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told reporters.

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"The first consultation was held at the Izmir international fair yesterday. An agreement was reached to hold a meeting of an agricultural working group within the intergovernmental commission framework on September 13," the minister said, TASS reports.

"Liberalization proposals on tomatoes will be prepared separately but contract parameters will be worked out between agricultural ministries," Novak said.

Russia may fully lift the restrictions by October 20, he said. "Yes, certainly," the minister said.

"We are confident everything will be clear by the intergovernmental commission meeting," Novak said responding to a question whether restrictions can be abandoned by the commission meeting to be held in Russia on October 20, 2017.


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