Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- The government has taken initiatives so that the restriction on exporting shrimp to Russian could be removed through a fruitful negotiation with the Russian government.  

“We’ll enhance negotiation with the relevant parties of Russian to resume shrimp export there,” Fisheries and Livelihood Minister Mohammed Sayedul Haque told reporters after a meeting with Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander A Nikolaev at his ministry in the capital Dhaka on Tuesday.  

He said Bangladesh will send a delegation to Russia to inspect the standard control research centres of the country’s fisheries institutions and explore the field of shrimp export to Russia.  

Four Russian intuitions suspended shrimp import from Bangladesh in October 2013 raising question about its quality.  

The minister said: “Many countries are currently importing shrimp from Bangladesh. Shrimp export to Russia faces difficulty due to differences of opinion between two countries about its standard.”  

Urging the Russian government to remove the differences, he invited the Russian authorities to visit different shrimp-exporting firms in Bangladesh.

BBN/SSR/AD-26Feb14-10:56 am (BST)