MINSK, 23 September (BelTA) – In January-July 2020 the export of Belarusian agricultural products and food to Moldova increased by nearly 15% in comparison with the same period of last year. Aleksei Bogdanov, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, mentioned it during an online meeting held to discuss new stages of Belarus-Moldova economic cooperation, BelTA has learned.
According to the source, Belarusian food export to Moldova rose by nearly 15% in January-July to $12.2 million. “We export butter, cheese, quark cheese, milk powder, and whole milk products. The export of potatoes, sugar, and beef continues. We've started exporting poultry meat and eggs to Moldova. We also export fish, flour, vegetables, and other products,” the official said.
The main imports from Moldova are wines, corn seeds, fruits, vegetables, and berries. “We are very satisfied with our cooperation in the area of seed selection. Work is also in progress in the area of agrarian education,” Aleksei Bogdanov noted.
The online meeting focused on topical matters of Belarus-Moldova trade and economic cooperation in conditions of modern challenges, new formats of work and mechanisms to support business, prospects of expanding interaction between the private sectors of the two countries in agriculture, food industry, mechanical engineering, and information technologies. Successful projects by Belarusian and Moldovan private companies were mentioned as well.