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15 May 2024, 11:42

Vice premier: Trade between Belarus, Azerbaijan contributes to food security

MINSK, 15 May (BelTA) - Mutual trade between Belarus and Azerbaijan is steadily developing, making a significant contribution to food security of the two countries, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko said as he took part in the opening of the international exhibitions Caspian Agro and Inter Food in Baku, BelTA has learned.

“Belarus always takes an active part in the Caspian Agro and Inter Food exhibitions. Today Belarusian companies showcase meat, fish, dairy, confectionery products, alcoholic beverages and other types of food, as well as fertilizers, chemicals for plant treatment, veterinary drugs, a wide range of ready-made agricultural machinery and tire products. Mutual trade in food products between Belarus and Azerbaijan has been steadily developing making a significant contribution to ensuring food security of the two countries,” Igor Petrishenko said.

According to the deputy prime minister, Belarus traditionally supplies Azerbaijan with a wide range of meat, dairy and other products, including as raw materials for the food processing industry. “Today, Belarusian products can be bought in any chain supermarket in Azerbaijan, as well as in six specialized stores operating in Baku under the Belaruski brand. We hope that stores of Belarusian products will soon open in other cities of Azerbaijan. In turn, Azerbaijani vegetables, fruits, nuts, which do not grow in our climate, as well as high-quality Azerbaijani olive oil are most popular with Belarusian customers,” Igor Petrishenko said.

The deputy prime minister emphasized that the exposition of Belarusian agricultural machinery, presented at the open area of the exhibition, enjoys wide popularity among both large Azerbaijani agricultural holding companies and farmers thanks to its reliability, ease of maintenance and affordable prices. According to him, 70% of tractors operating in Azerbaijan are Belarus-made tractors.

“I am convinced that Caspian Agro and Inter Food 2024 will become the birthplace of new business ideas, open new opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation for the sake of our friendly countries and kin nations,” Igor Petrishenko said.
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