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07 February 2024, 12:02

Business people from Belarus, Uzbekistan discuss cooperation prospects

TASHKENT, 7 February (BelTA) - Business people from Belarus and Uzbekistan exchanged views on how to intensify cooperation as they met during the 2nd Forum of Regions of Belarus and Uzbekistan in Tashkent, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BelCCI).

During the two-day forum, the participants will discuss a wide range of issues of interregional interaction - from investment and cooperation in manufacturing to cultural and humanitarian contacts.

The Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan organized the third meeting of the Belarus-Uzbekistan Business Council. The council is an advisory body designed to promote partnerships, increase the efficiency of business contacts between Belarus and Uzbekistan, as well as identify and overcome barriers impeding trade and economic cooperation.

More than 80 people took part in the event.

The opening speeches were delivered by moderators - Deputy Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan Jamshid Urakov and Deputy Chairman of the BelCCI Denis Meleshkin. They highlighted the strategic nature of Belarus-Uzbekistan relations and the noticeable intensification of business contacts in the last few months, which, in particular, was facilitated by events organized in Samarkand and Minsk through the chambers of commerce and industry. Personal meetings and business contacts at such events help thrash out cooperation plans, identify bottlenecks and find solutions in order to promote mutually beneficial initiatives, step up cooperation across the board and increase trade.

The participants of the meeting discussed current issues of business cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan, heard out analytical reviews and presentations by experts from the two countries, and exchanged views on promising avenues of cooperation in agriculture, meat and dairy production, environmental protection and technological development in this area and the pulp and paper industry. The business people also discussed how to use the mechanisms of the Belarusian Universal Commodity Exchange to facilitate trade operations, and investment partnerships between enterprises of the two countries.

At the end of the presentations, the business people had the opportunity to talk to the experts, and also held B2B meetings with potential partners.
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