DUSHANBE, 11 October (BelTA) - Belarus and Tajikistan can increase their trade by entering the markets of third countries, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on 11 October, BelTA has learned.
“We are constantly increasing our mutual trade. Although, as you have noticed, the volume of trade could still be higher. Of course, we can do a lot more, especially in the current difficult times. You have interests in Belarus and beyond. We have great interest in Tajikistan. As we once set a task for the governments, we can increase our trade through third countries,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
In his opinion, the two countries need to enter other markets with joint products. “The demand in the neighboring countries is great. I think our today's meeting, the scale of our delegation which came to the exhibition we organized, and the forum will contribute to the growth of not only bilateral trade but also trade through Tajikistan to Afghanistan and other countries. Afghanistan needs our products, and they are interested in our joint ties for trade purposes. I think we will also discuss regional issues. I will tell you about the situation in that region, and you will tell me about the things going on here. Tajikistan and Belarus are under the same conditions in the current difficult situation,” the president stressed.