TASHKENT, 25 April (BelTA) - Belarus plans to increase the supply of meat and dairy products to Uzbekistan, Belarusian Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Vladimir Grakun told the media on 25 April, BelTA has learned.
“The main task we have to solve today is to increase the supply of livestock and crop production to Uzbekistan. First of all, we would like to increase the supply of meat and dairy products, including beef and cheese. Our products are well known here and they are in demand. I think we will succeed,” said Vladimir Grakun.
A memorandum of understanding will be signed between the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry and the State Committee of Veterinary and Livestock Development of Uzbekistan on 25 April. The Belarusian Agriculture and Food Minisrty and the Ministry of Agriculture of Uzbekistan are also expected to sign a road map for further development of cooperation in agricultural science, education and innovative development for 2022-2023. An agreement on cooperation in livestock breeding will be signed between Belplemzhivobyedinenie and the agency Uzbekchorvanasl.
In 2021, the trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan was $301.9 million, up 7.8% compared to 2020. Exports reached $245.4 million (up 3.3%). Belarus posted a trade deficit of $188.9 million.