MINSK, 5 September (BelTA) - Belarus and Uzbekistan discussed ways to increase mutual supplies and remove trade barriers, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian food industry Belgospishcheprom concern.
A meeting with Kamoliddin Hasanov, trade and economic advisor of the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Belarus took place at Belgospishcheprom. Attending the meeting on Belarus' behalf were Deputy Chairman Aleksandr Yakovchits and head of the department of coordination of supplies to the domestic market and foreign trade Igor Grutso. The parties discussed promising areas of cooperation, increase of mutual supplies of raw materials and ready-made products in current foreign trade conditions, removal of trade barriers and other topical issues.
Uzbekistan expressed interest in the purchase of fat and oil products, sugar, confectionary products and brewing malt. The parties also discussed Belarus' imports of dried fruits, nuts and wine materials.