MINSK, 30 January (BelTA) – Over the past three years, Belarus has exported more than 2,000 agricultural machines to Zimbabwe, Yuri Nikolaichik, the head of the Africa and Middle East Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, said on the air of the Belarus 1 TV channel on 29 January, BelTA has learned.
"Zimbabwe shows a very great interest, first of all, in Belarusian competencies in the field of agriculture. We have already participated in the first and second phases of the Zimbabwe Farm Mechanization Programme. Over the past three years, more than 2,000 Belarusian tractors and other agricultural machines have been delivered to the country. We expect Zimbabwe to surpass its latest yield record of 2022 with our help. It was a record high for the last more than 50 years," said Yuri Nikolaichik.
The same applies to the mining industry. “For southern African countries, our rock haulers are nothing new. They are well known there and have proven their worth," the head of the department said.
"In general, we do not focus on one particular country. As a rule, our ambassadors to African countries are accredited concurrently in neighboring countries. The countries that do not have our embassies but that are nearby also show an interest too. We hope that our equipment, competencies, expertise will also reach these countries as well," Yuri Nikolaichik added.