MINSK, 19 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Uzbekistan cooperate closely in the food industry, Kamoliddin Khasanov, Counselor for Trade and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Belarus, told the media ahead of a business event by the Belgospishcheprom food industry concern, BelTA has learned.
According to Kamoliddin Khasanov, today Uzbekistan and Belarus maintain very close relations in food industry and food security. "Cooperation in terms of food industry and food products has expanded greatly. Uzbekistan exports fresh products, dried fruits, and so on to Belarus," Kamoliddin Khasanov said.
"Today we visited Minsk Sparkling Wine Factory. This enterprise also has good relations with Uzbekistan. It purchases wine materials from Uzbekistan for further processing and production of finished wines. Cooperation in this sector has been moving forward too. I think there is room for further growth, big steps are being taken on both sides," he stressed.
Belarusian meat and dairy products are traditionally popular in Uzbekistan, he said. "The trade in confectionery has been growing very fast. Uzbekistan hosted numerous delegations of Belarusian producers last year and this year. In general, Belarusian products are on sale in most retail outlets of Uzbekistan," Kamoliddin Khasanov said.