According to the Prime Minister, Belarusian foods in Russia still fetch a nice premium, however, the competition from Russian manufacturers is growing stronger. “I wonder why 34 certified Belarusian companies have failed to start delivering dairy products to China,” wondered Andrei Kobyakov.
For instance, partners from Ecuador are interested in negotiating the delivery of Belarusian machines and vehicles, primarily tractors, as well as mineral fertilizers to Ecuador. In turn, they are ready to offer medications to Belarus.
The joint venture is expected to use Brestmash premises to make light automobiles and minibuses. The partners have already agreed on the preliminary terms. The vehicles will be assembled using the MAZ trademark and may be sold across the entire Eurasian Economic Union later on.
Irkutsk Oblast farmers use over 3,000 tractors, with 60% of them made by MTZ. Plans have been made to start ploughing large unused areas in Irkutsk Oblast as from 2017. The Russian region will resume leasing programs and investment projects for the sake of the project.
In Managua, the Belarusian diplomat met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Advisor to the President of Nicaragua on Investment, the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Industry, Development and Trade.
Tigran Sargsyan thanked Mehdi Sanayee for the opportunity to discuss trade cooperation and noted that the issue of the free trade zone remains a crucial aspect of the constructive dialogue between the Eurasian integration association and Iran.