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31 October 2022, 13:42

Governor on cooperation with Mongolia: Success depends on commitment to work together

Anatoly Isachenko. File photo
Anatoly Isachenko. File photo

MOGILEV, 31 October (BelTA) - Success of cooperation between Mogilev Oblast of Belarus and Mongolia depends on mutual commitment to joint work in various areas, Mogilev Oblast Governor Anatoly Isachenko said as he summed up the meeting with a delegation of Mongolia, BelTA has learned.

Mogilev is hosting a delegation from Bulgan Province of Mongolia. It includes the governor, representatives of agriculture, culture, specialists in supply and food, heads of districts and entrepreneurs.

"We are committed to cooperation. The more countries with which we cooperate, the higher the result our economy will show. For example, in 2020, trade between Mogilev Oblast and Mongolia amounted to $179,000, in 2021 it hit almost $1.6 million, and in January-September of this year, this figure approached $2.7 million. In order to promote export, we need to step up cooperation in all areas," he said. “This applies to both industry and agriculture. After all, agriculture is very well-developed in Belarus, we are ready to share experience, our achievements and results, and best practices with Mongolian specialists. Agriculture also means machinery, equipment and spare parts. Again, this will contribute to mutual trade and business growth."

Governor of Bulgan Province B. Ariun-Erdene noted that the agricultural sector is of particular interest for the Mongolian province. "The main industry of our region is agriculture, including animal husbandry and crop farming. We do not have enough specialists in these industries. Demand for them is great. Being aware that Belarus has a well-developed agriculture, especially Mogilev Oblast, we came to visit. You have highly professional specialists in agriculture. This means that we can work in this direction," he stressed.

Cultural, educational, sports and tourism cooperation were also on the agenda of the meeting. Anatoly Isachenko suggested focusing on these areas for successful joint work. "it is important we establish ties in all these areas. The governor and I discussed all the points, I think our cooperation will be successful. It is important that the interest is mutual We will be able to generate joint ideas to work on," he stressed.

The parties also exchanged invitations to attend their sports, cultural and economic events.

The working visit of the Mongolian delegation to Mogilev Oblast will last several days. During this time, the guests from Mongolia are set to visit various industrial, agricultural and processing enterprises of the region and tour the educational institutions specializing in agriculture and local cultural, sports and iconic sites.

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