This was stated by the Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev, speaking at a meeting of the Supervisory and Board of Trustees of MGIMO. The event took place on December 20 at the reception center of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov.
According to Dmitry Patrushev, in recent years, thanks to a focused state policy, agricultural production is growing steadily. The Minister recalled that in order to achieve the goal of increasing agricultural exports by 2024, Russia will create a wide network of agricultural attachés whose activities will reduce the costs of agricultural producers to enter new markets, increase the competitiveness of domestic products abroad and expand the types of export products.
“This, among other things, will allow Russia in the medium term to become one of the ten largest world exporters of agricultural products, and in some positions - to take a place in the top three: for example, grain and products of the oil and fat industry,” the head of the Ministry of Agriculture emphasized.
To train such personnel, the Ministry of Agriculture and MGIMO initiated the creation of the department “International Agricultural Markets and Foreign Economic Activity in the Agro-Industrial Complex”. As expected, its graduates will be in demand both in the system of public authorities and in the business community.
Dmitry Patrushev expressed confidence in the high qualification of the university faculty and high-quality training of future specialists, noting that the institute is not only a forge of diplomatic personnel, but also a reputable international analytical center.
Following the meeting, the Russian Ministry of Agriculture and MGIMO signed a cooperation agreement, the purpose of which is to create and develop such a department.
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