The development of joint projects in the digital sphere is a new line of action for us. We see that it holds big prospects. Belarus has plenty of expertise in digital technology. We plan to use it as well as the experience we have, Askar Mamin remarked.
Kazakhstan is now setting up an IT park and is interested in Belarus' experience, which has secured good results in this field, noted the official. “We would like to explore this avenue,” said Kazakhstani Information and Communication Minister Dauren Abayev.
Belarus has created all the conditions for business development, Chairman of the Belarusian State Property Committee Andrei Gayev said during RecExpo 2017, the international real estate & investment expo in Baku.
“Labor productivity in the agricultural sector should be increased 1.4 times by 2020. The return on sales should make up 10%, while the exports of agricultural products should reach $7 billion,” the vice premier said.
"We have an ambitious plan we are pleased to support — transporting 1 million containers per annum by 2020 and 2 million by 2025. Conventional approaches are unlikely to be effective. Without modern digital technologies for transit, customs clearance and so on it will be technically impossible,” explained Vasily Matyushevsky.
The day before Vladimir Gusakov met with top officials of the National Academy of Sciences of Kazakhstan. A number of cooperation avenues were discussed. Vladimir Gusakov invited colleagues from Kazakhstan to attend the second congress of Belarusian scientists, which will take place on 12-13 December.
The official said: “Belarus is interested in effectively working with Kazakhstan in information technologies, in the digital transformation of conventional economy branches and in creating a new economy as part of modern digitalization.”
“We are definitely not satisfied with the current level of trade and economic relations, this is why we intend to achieve a trade turnover of $1 billion in 2020. Nevertheless, according to our estimates, it will be quite a modest result. Much more can be accomplished,” said Vasily Matyushevsky.
The official mentioned Belarus' competence in software development, which is ahead of many European Union countries such as Germany, Italy, and other ones. “Belarus is the world's number one in the number of programmers per capita,” said Grigory Rapota.