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    The Russian Economic Development Ministry prepared a set of proposals to help ease the food embargo against Greece, Alexei Ulyukayev said on Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A year-long EU-wide food embargo imposed last August in response to Western anti-Russia sanctions had led several European nations, including Greece, to request Moscow to lift the ban.

    "We will discuss this topic in detail during Russian Prime Ministry Dmitry Medvedev's meeting with Greek Prime Minister [Alexis Tsipras] tomorrow, where I will be taking part. We have prepared and brought for discussion a set of proposals on the embargo issue," Ulyukayev said.

    Last month, the minister said Moscow was looking for ways to ease the EU food embargo for Greece and Hungary without contradicting the standards of the World Trade Organization.

    Russia has traditionally imported fruits, vegetables, dairy products, and seafood from Greece, exporting energy resources, metals and chemical industry products in return. By the end of 2014, trade turnover between the two countries nearly halved, constituting $4.17 billion.


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