Russia is ready to ensure the supply of the requested volume of coking coal to India, Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anatoly Yanovsky told reporters on the sidelines of the Russian Coal and Mining exhibition.
“We have prepared a draft memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Steel Industry of India. On this memorandum, in this preparation, we have held several videoconferencing meetings due to the pandemic. And our Indian partners stated that they would like to purchase at least 40 million tons of coking coal from the Russian Federation. We certainly have the opportunity to ensure such supplies, ”Yanovsky said, noting that coal exports from Russia are growing.
According to him, in 2020, despite losses in coal production, it was possible to increase exports. "And this year, we continue to grow exports for 4-5 months," - said the Deputy Minister.