Baku, Azerbaijan, September 28
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Kazakh wheat will be exported from the Georgian ports of Poti or Batumi, said Levan Silagava, Head of the Association of Wheat Groups, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
“According to negotiations in Kazakhstan, the government of Kazakhstan will subsidize the transportation of wheat to the Georgian market and reduce tariffs to 50 percent, which will allow us to get Kazakhstan wheat at relatively affordable prices,” explains Silagava.
Georgia has already imported 40,000 tons of Kazakh wheat, and Silagava considers the Kazakh base as an important alternative.
“If there are problems with wheat imports from Russia, we will have the opportunity to import Kazakh wheat at a reduced price,” said Silagava.
According to Head of the Association of Wheat Groups, negotiations with Kazakhstan will take about a week. The Prime Minister of Georgia Georgi Gakharia and representatives of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia will participate in the negotiations with the Ambassador of Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan is also increasing grain exports to Georgia. This was stated at a press conference in the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan. The ministry said that along with Georgia, exports will increase to Turkey, Italy and Spain.