Russia To Set Up In Syria Largest Hub On Wheat Exports In Middle East - Transport Minister


Russia will set up in Syria the largest hub on its wheat exports in the Middle East, Syrian Transport Minister Ali Hammoud told Sputnik in an interview.

"We have reached an agreement with the Russian government on establishing in Syria a center for the exports of Russian wheat to other countries in the region.

In this connection, it will be necessary to expand ports in Syria and create granaries in the port area to store large volumes of Russian wheat," the minister said.

Adequate infrastructure will be necessary to transport wheat to neighboring states, the minister added.

"That is why we will need a railway and roads, which will be built as part of this large-scale project," the minister said.


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