MINSK, 12 November (BelTA) – Contracts worth $3.8 million were signed by Belarusian companies at the 23rd edition of the Central Asian International Food Industry Exhibition (FoodExpo Qazaqstan), BelTA learned from the BelInterExpo enterprise of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI).
Kazakhstan has recently hosted a great number of meetings and exhibition events, including food industry and agriculture exhibitions, business forums, seminars, and a convention. A large delegation from Belarus took an active part in them. The delegation included ministers, company representatives, experts. Belarus' national exposition was running at the 23rd edition of the Central Asian International Food Industry Exhibition (FoodExpo Qazaqstan). The exposition featured 11 domestic producers of meat, dairy and canned milk products. At the exposition, Belarusian companies signed a number of contracts with retail chains and enterprises from Kazakhstan and Russia for a total amount of more than $3.8 million,” BelInterExpo informed.
Belarus' First Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo took part in the opening ceremony of FoodExpo Qazaqstan.
Besides Belarus, the exhibition was attended by over 420 companies from 25 countries.
“The agricultural forum Kazakhstan - Belarus was timed to coincide with the work of Belarus' national exposition at FoodExpo Qazaqstan. It was the first such event in the history of bilateral relations. It brought together experts and practitioners of the two countries who shared their expertise and knowledge in the agro-industrial sector. The forum resulted in a number of cooperation documents in animal husbandry, livestock breeding and construction in agriculture,” BelInterExpo informed.
In addition, the Belarusian delegation took part in a number of other business events arranged by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Agriculture and Food Ministry, regional executive committees, the Minsk City Council and BelInterExpo.