"Our target is to export two thousand containers (of food and beverage products) worth US$40 million, as we will also export biscuits in addition to coffee," Mayora Group President Director Andre Atmadja stated here, Wednesday.
The company exported one thousand containers of coffee products to Russia last year, he remarked while speaking at an export dispatch event attended by Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva, and Director General for America and Europe of the Foreign Affairs Ministry Muhammad Anshor.
Russia is a potential market for Mayora owing to its high population and economic growth rate.
Minister Lukita lauded Mayora for being able to penetrate Russian markets and expressed hope that the company would export more products in addition to coffee.
On the occasion, Russian Ambassador Vorobieva noted that the two countries shared sound diplomatic and economic ties.
"I believe the bilateral relations will continue to strengthen, and I hope the bilateral trade ties will also become better," the ambassador noted.
Reporting by Sella Panduarsa Gareta, Fardah Assegaf