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Azerbaijan president visits Belarusian exposition at Worldfood Azerbaijan

Society 17.05.2018 | 16:20
Ilham Aliyev at the exhibition. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ilham Aliyev at the exhibition. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

MINSK, 17 May (BelTA) – Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev visited the Belarusian exhibition Belarus. The Taste of Nature at the Worldfood Azerbaijan which is running in Baku on 16-18, BelTA learned from the Belinterexpo exhibition company at the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Ilham Aliyev got familiar with the exposition and called for further expansion of cooperation between Belarusian and Azerbaijani companies in food industry. Azerbaijan Agriculture Minister Inam Karimov and Ambassador of Belarus to Azerbaijan Gennady Akhramovich also attended the exhibition.

Belarus. The Taste of Nature features ten producers of meat and dairy products, and also manufacturers of agricultural machinery. For example, Gomselmash has presented the Palesse brand: grain and forage harvesters, machinery for harvesting potatoes, cotton and beets, forage, self-propelled mowers, sprayers and seeding equipment. Currently, Palesse harvesters are in use in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, the Baltic states, Argentina, Brazil, Iran, China and South Korea.

The Belarusian exposition has been organized by the Belinterexpo exhibition company at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry with the support of the Embassy of Belarus in Azerbaijan and the Agriculture and Food Ministry of Belarus.

Worldfood Azerbaijan, the Caspian Region's leading food industry event, has brought together 402 companies from 34 countries this year. The event features national stands of Belarus, Italy, Latvia, Greece, Turkey and Sri Lanka. According to experts, the demand for imported food in Azerbaijan increases annually. Today the country imports more than 30% of food.

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