Russia, Brazil Are Discussing Shipments of Wheat, Ministers Say

Russia and Brazil are discussing shipments of the former Soviet state’s wheat to the South American country.

Yelena Skrynnik, Russia’s agriculture minister, and Brazilian counterpart Jorge Mendes Ribeiro Filho discussed exports of the grain at a meeting in Moscow today, the Russian agriculture ministry said in an e-mailed statement.

“I am sure that shipments of Russian wheat will become an important item in our countries’ trade volume,” Ribeiro said in the statement. He said he would promote Russian wheat in the Brazilian market, according to the ministry, which gave no further details on the possible volume of wheat supplies.

The ministers met to discuss agricultural cooperation, including meat shipments after Russia banned supplies from some Brazilian packing plants last year.

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