“Russia ranks third on the world stage in terms of coal exports… and we plan to increase export volumes.

There are a number of international agreements for this, ”TASS quotes him as saying during a round table in the State Duma.

Bobylev noted that Russia has signed a memorandum with India to increase coal supplies by almost five times over the next ten years.

“That is, from 6 million tons to 40 million tons.

Similar negotiations are underway with colleagues from China,” the official summed up.

Earlier, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hanhui said that from January to October 2021, Russian coal exports to China reached 47.85 million tons, making Russia the second largest source of imported coal in the country after Indonesia.