"There are some prospects in terms of [Russia-Tunisia] trade where we have quite substantial trade exchange. The balance is largely in favor of Russia. We are considering means of increasing our export to Russia," the top diplomat said.
He added that his country "has already sent a delegation to Russia and there is a Russian delegation today in Tunisia that has been sent to identify products that could be imported by Tunisia."
"Since Russia was put under sanctions, there is a room for improvement for our export," the minister pointed out.
The Western states have imposed several rounds of sanctions on Russia, accusing it of playing an active role in the conflict between government forces and militias in eastern Ukraine. Moscow has roundly rejected the allegations.
On Monday, Jhinaoui met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow. Following the meeting, the Russian top diplomat called to realize extensive cooperation potential between Moscow and Tunis.