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Belarus ready to cooperate with Georgia in cattle breeding

Economy 12.11.2019 | 18:05

MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – Belarus is interested in developing cooperation with Georgia in cattle breeding. The issue was discussed at a meeting between Belarus' Food and Agriculture Minister Anatoly Khotko and Minister of Agriculture of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Georgia Tite Aroshidze, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Food and Agriculture Ministry.

Taking part in the meeting was Georgia's Ambassador to Belarus Valeri Kvaratskhelia. The parties talked over the ways to increase trade and economic cooperation between the two countries in agriculture, including through the expansion of mutual supplies of agricultural products and foodstuffs.

“Belarus has expressed interest and readiness to cooperate with Georgia in cattle breeding, development of fodder resources, joint use of aquaculture potential, supplies of agricultural produce and equipment. There is also interest in implementing joint agrarian projects in Georgia with the use of Belarusian equipment and pedigree products,” the press service said. Promising areas of cooperation include education services for Georgian students in Belarusian agricultural universities, training and refreshment courses for Georgian farmers.

In January-September 2019 Belarus-Georgia trade in agricultural products and foodstuffs amounted to $25.73 million. In 2018, it was $35 million (up 12.8% as against 2017).

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