"An agreement on the delivery of 600,000 tonnes of Russian grain was signed recently with two Russian companies. We [Venezuela] would like to have a reliable supplier of this raw material that is extremely important for us. On August 9-10, the first shipment of grain will be dispatched to Venezuela. It is extremely important, as such issues bring us [Russia and Venezuela] closer together. We have got specific instructions from President [Nicolas] Maduro to develop our relations," Tortosa said.
The ambassador also indicated Venezuela's interest in exporting fruit to Russia.
"We would like to supply Venezuelan tropical fruits to Russia. We are working with Russian Ministry of Agriculture, especially with regard to sanitary standards. Our avocados are big and tasty. We would like to have an opportunity to supply them to Russia," he added.