President of Venezuela Nicholas Maduro said that delivery of Russian wheat to the country will begin soon, TASS reported citing the Venezuelan news agency (AVN).
“We are ready. All sanitary and trade agreements have already been signed; very soon Russia will start supplying 60,000 tonnes of wheat a month to Venezuela,” the president said.
On Thursday, May 18, Maduro held a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which the leaders discussed the situation on the oil market. Maduro also informed the Russian leader about domestic political situation in Venezuela and measures taken to resolve the crisis.
On Dec. 7 last year, Maduro promised that he would arrange deliveries of Russian grain. Local supply and production committees created by the state to combat food shortages will take on the task of distributing imported resources, the president added.