MINSK, 20 October (BelTA) - Belarus considers Armenia's provider of IT services as a partner in setting up an electronic healthcare system, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan on 20 October, BelTA has learned.
“We have a very interesting cooperation in information technology. We are happy to see how the IT sector of Armenia is developing. I can say that we consider the Armenian provider of IT services as a partner for setting up our national e-healthcare system. We have studied the work of your operator and want to note that it has a very high technological and organizational level,” said Roman Golovchenko.
In 2021, the trade between Belarus and Armenia amounted to $97.2 million, up 18.1% from 2020. Exports reached $68.4 million, up 18.9%. Belarus posted a trade surplus of $39.4 million. Last year Belarus' main exports were milk and cream, defense and security products, furniture, medicines, electric transformers, computers for automatic data processing, wires and cables, fiberboard, paper and cardboard, aluminum bars and profiles. The imports from Armenia included strong drinks, defense and security products, copper waste and scrap, hygiene items, toys and puzzles.
In January-August 2022, the bilateral trade amounted to $105.7 million (up 5.7% over the same period last year). Exports made up $69.2 million (up 82.5%). The trade surplus reached $32.6 million.
The commodity distribution network of the Belarusian enterprises in Armenia includes four companies with Belarusian capital, and more than 80 dealer network entities. There are 39 companies with Armenian capital in Belarus, including ten joint ventures.