(Photo by the Ministry of Agriculture.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Georgia will begin exporting melons and watermelons and some other products to Russia.

The agricultural products will add to goods like alcohol, mineral water and other products, which are already being exported to Russia.

The Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday that Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor, decided to add new items to the list of vegetable products for export to Russia after a recent visit to Georgia

A group of experts came to evaluate the quality of agricultural products.

Rosselkhoznadzor on Thursday issued a statement which said it agrees to allow export of onion, carrot, beet, peppers, red sweet peppers, watermelon and melon.

June 28, Georgia started exporting tea, bay, dried fruits and other products for the first time after the embargo imposed in 2006, while from October 14, 2013, Georgia started exporting nut, citrus, grape, apple, pear and quince.

From May 26, 2014, Georgia has exported  new potatoes, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, eggplant, cherry, cherries, apricots, peaches, plums, persimmons, kiwi and berries to Russia.

Russia imposed an embargo on Georgian alcohol and agricultural products in 2006 after four Russians were detained in Georgia and accused of being spies.