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Food security tasks in Russia generally solved, PM Medvedev said

Dmitry Medvedev added that the agro-industrial complex in Russia is growing rapidly

LINETS VILLAGE /Kursk region/ July 22. /TASS/. The tasks of food security in Russia have been mainly solved, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting on promoting the export of agricultural products.

"In the whole country, food security issues have been solved. We have just discussed how it all started in 2006-2007, when we launched the first national project. At that time, many tasks were very urgent, and now we have a very wide selection of Russian-made products, and our agricultural producers not only can, but also want to enter foreign markets," the Prime Minister said.

He added that the agro-industrial complex in Russia is growing rapidly, and this growth can be seen "with the naked eye."

The Prime Minister recalled that in 2018, exports of agricultural products and foodstuffs totaled almost $26 bln and Russia became one of the leading countries in terms of grain exports.

Medvedev drew attention to the fact that the geography of exports of agricultural products has expanded and now includes the countries of the Asia-Pacific region. "There is interest in our agricultural products both in Africa and in the countries of the Middle East. Of course, we must take advantage of all of these," he added.