M: Belarus, Uzbekistan well-positioned to increase trade
MINSK, 30 April (BelTA) - Belarus and Uzbekistan are well-positioned to increase trade, Belarusian Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko said as he met with Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov. The meeting took place during the working visit of the Belarusian head of government to Russia, BelTA has learned.
“We are witnessing significant progress in the Belarus-Uzbekistan political, trade and economic relations. Despite the pandemic-related difficulties and the global crisis, last year became a record high for bilateral trade. This shows that the governments of the two countries have been working hard to step up trade, the most important indicator of economic relations,” Roman Golovchenko said.
According to him, today the two countries have every opportunity to increase trade. “There is the demand for Belarusian goods in Uzbekistan and for Uzbek goods in Belarus,” the prime minister added.
Abdulla Aripov noted that Uzbekistan highly values cooperation with Belarus, which is based on friendly and trusting relations. "Our economies are mutually complementary. Despite the pandemic, we have recently implemented a lot of different projects. There are prospects and opportunities for us to reach new milestones in mutually beneficial cooperation," he stressed.