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04 November 2022, 13:29

Belarus to present foods, satellites at import expo in China

MINSK, 4 November (BelTA) – A national exposition of the Republic of Belarus will be opened at the 5th China International Import Expo in Shanghai, representatives of the BelInterExpo enterprise of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry told BelTA.

Taking part in the Belarusian exposition will be 27 organizations belonging to food industry, logistics, science, and education. Belarus' pavilion will be subdivided into two main sections: “Food and agricultural products” and “High-tech equipment and information technologies”. The total area of Belarus' exposition will be 97m2.

The section “Food and agricultural products” will feature products made by enterprises of the Belarusian state food industry concern Belgospishcheprom and Belarusian milk-processing enterprises. Chinese consumers and expo participants from other countries will be able to see a broad range of confectionery products (chocolate, sweets, pastry, marshmallow, halva), dairy products (milk, butter, whey powder, dry dairy products, cheeses, milk with a long shelf life), non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (kvass, beer, vodka, liqueurs, balms), rapeseed oil. The latest products on display will include the milk chocolate with blueberry puree Belovezhskaya Pushcha (Kommunarka), boxes of miscellaneous candies with lemon and raspberries Magic Flute (Krasny Pischevik), cookies with chocolate chips Za Spartak (Spartak), rapeseed oil without GMOs and food additives (Minsk Margarine Plant), food concentrates (cereal flakes, soups, and so on) by OAO Lidapishcheconcentraty.

The “High-tech equipment and information technologies” section will be represented by organizations of the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Education Ministry as well as Grodno Azot, Polotsk-Steklovolokno, Svetlogorsk Pulp and Cardboard Mill, and SvetlogorskKhimvolokno.

The exposition will also feature cutting-edge R&D products: ultra-small orbital space vehicles and a series of anti-cancer drugs (Belarusian State University), electric scooters (the instrument-making plant Optron), the unmanned aerial vehicle Burevestnik (the R&D Center for Multifunctional Unmanned Complexes of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus), an automated system for recording welding processes (Belarusian-Russian University), heat-resistant shock-resistant coatings (Francisk Skorina Gomel State University), bread with increased nutritional value (Belarusian State University of Food and Chemical Technologies), and much more.

Belarus' virtual pavilion will also be available within the framework of the China International Import Expo. It will showcase Belarus' accomplishments in production sector, R&D innovations, the country's tourism and cultural potential.

The national exposition has been organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with assistance of the Healthcare Ministry, the Culture Ministry, the Education Ministry, the Agriculture and Food Ministry, the Economy Ministry, the State Science and Technology Committee of Belarus, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Belarusian state food industry concern Belgospishcheprom, the Belarusian timber, woodworking, pulp and paper industry concern Bellesbumprom, the Belarusian state light industry concern Bellegprom, the oblast administrations, the Minsk City Executive Committee. The BelInterExpo enterprise of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is the exhibition operator.

The China International Import Expo is China's largest exhibition event. In 2021 the expo gathered about 2,900 companies from 127 countries and attracted over 480,000 visitors. The expo is organized by the Chinese Commerce Ministry and the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. Heads of state and members of government of dozens of countries traditionally take part in the expo's opening ceremony.

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