MINSK, 3 August (BelTA) - Belarusian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Leonid Marinich met with top managers of OOO Krantas and AO Uzagroleasing, BelTA learned from the Belarusian diplomatic mission.
During the meeting, the parties discussed ways to step up supplies of Belarusian mechanical engineering products to Uzbekistan, to develop cooperation with the Uzbek manufacturer on joint assembly of MTZ tractors and MAZ trucks. The parties noted the need to expand the model range of MTZ vehicles for the joint production. Assembling excavators and loaders based on Belarusian tractors is a promising area, the embassy said.
“The Uzbek side is also interested in supplying powerful tractors for the country's rapidly-growing agricultural industry. Partners from Uzbekistan confirmed their readiness to purchase Belarusian-made engines and tires for the vehicles produced at the plant,” the diplomatic mission said.
In order to increase the volume of sales of Belarusian vehicles in Uzbekistan, including those produced jointly, the parties discussed the possibility of using the Uzagroleasing leasing programs. The Uzbek side offered to work out the possibility of attracting the financial institutions of the two countries to implement various financial support mechanisms.