MINSK, 3 March (BelTA) – The first meeting of the Belarus-Uzbekistan business council will take place in Tashkent on 4 March, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI).
The meeting of the business council will be co-chaired by BelCCI Chairman Vladimir Ulakhovich and Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Adkham Ikramov. Taking part in the meeting will also be guests of honor: co-chairs of the Belarus-Uzbekistan intergovernmental commission for cooperation - Belarus' Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandr Subbotin and Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Foreign Economic Affairs - Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Sardor Umurzakov.
Belarus will be represented by more than 70 heads and representatives of organizations and companies, including the flagships of mechanical engineering, biggest food manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, logistics and insurance companies, research facilities and educational institutions.
The BelCCI noted that the participants of the meeting will discuss promising avenues of cooperation in trade and economy, and ways to make the most of business contacts of the two states. “The participants from Belarus will learn about Uzbekistan's projects in agriculture and food and the work of the Association of Electrical Engineering Enterprises of Uzbekistan and the Uzbek IT Park. Belarus will present the country's largest bioindustry project - the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation,” the BelCCI informed.
The BelCCI and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan are expected to sign an action plan to implement the provisions of the agreement on the establishment of the Belarus-Uzbekistan business council for 2021-2022, which provides for closer cooperation between the two chambers, exchange of business visits, including at the regional level, holding exhibitions in the two countries and sharing information about companies interested in establishing partnerships.
At the end of the meeting, Belarusian and Uzbek companies will hold bilateral talks. Belarusian business people will visit Uzbek companies and organizations working in the field of agriculture and discuss cooperation opportunities.
The event is organized by the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan as part of the work of the Belarus-Uzbekistan intergovernmental commission for cooperation.