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26 Aprile 2022

Bielorussia - Uzbekistan


Belarus looking to increase trade with Uzbekistan to $500 mln - PM GolovchenkoThe trade turnover between Belarus and Uzbekistan should be increased to at least $500 million, Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said during a meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Abdulla Aripov in Tashkent on Monday."Since 2017, our trade turnover has increased fivefold. This is a good indicator that we are on the right track. We have to keep working in order to reach at least the target [$500 million], and our potential is much broader," Golovchenko is quoted by the BelTA state-run news agency as saying.Golovchenko highlighted the demand for the main Belarusian export items in Uzbekistan, including those in the field of machine building. Belarus is also interested in increasing the supplies from Uzbekistan, he said. Primarily, these are yarn, metals, fruit and vegetables, demand for which is stable and high in Belarus."It is necessary to decide what forms to use to boost the trade turnover. This can be both trading houses and the transport and logistics centers," the prime minister added.In turn, Aripov said there is a large potential for trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.He believes that the parties by joint efforts may bring the trade turnover up to $500 million this year, as well as to balance the mutual trade.During the talks, the parties noted that the interest of businesses of the two countries to expand their presence in the markets of Uzbekistan and Belarus has recently risen, the press service for the Uzbek government said."It is important to create equal conditions for the access of domestic products to the markets of our countries," Aripov said.He drew attention to the expansion of industrial cooperation, in particular in such areas as machine building, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, textile, leather and footwear and food industries.In 2021, the trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan reached $301.9 million and rose by 7.8% against 2020, exports stood at $245.4 million (an increase of 3.3%). The balance is positive at $188.9 million.The main items of the Belarusian export in 2021 were specific goods, meat and meat products, medicine, vinyl chloride polymers, milk powder, diagnostic reagents. The main products imported from Uzbekistan were cotton yarn, fresh and dried fruit, specific goods, rolled copper and bed linen.Uzbekistan registered 103 organizations whose founders are residents of Belarus, as well as representative offices of Autopromsnab Spedition LLC, Softclub LLC, AmantisMed LLC, Belvitunifarm OJSC.In total, 117 organizations founded by Uzbek legal entities and individuals were established in Belarus. The AMKODOR-AGROTEXMASH LLC joint venture (founded by the Amkodor OJSC), an assembly facility of Belarusian equipment with the participation of the Belarusian capital, was set up in Uzbekistan. Cooperation between MAZ OJSC and KRANTAS GROUP LLC, MTZ OJSC and Uzavtosanoat JSC in manufacturing vehicles and tractors continues. The company Marko is implementing a joint footwear production project in Uzbekistan. Svetlogorsk Welding Electrodes Plant is implementing an investment project in this country for the production of welding electrodes. To this end, MONOLITH ASIA LLC was set up in Tashkent. A number of joint projects in the field of pharmaceuticals are also being implemented. (ICE ALMATY)

Fonte notizia: INTERFAX