Belarus and the Russian Republic of Adygea seek closer trade and economic ties
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MINSK, Aug. 4 (BelTA) — Belarus and the Russian Republic of Adygea are interested in strengthening trade and economic cooperation, the Belarusian food industry press service Belgospishcheprom told BelTA.
Head of the Republic of Adygea Murat Kumpilov hosted a Belarusian delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Belgospishcheprom Aleksandr Yakovchits and also head of the office of the Belarusian Embassy in Rostov-on-Don Denis Timokhin. The Belarusian delegation includes representatives of the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the State Agency for Investment and Privatization and a number of companies. The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation, the development of the partnership between Adygea and Belarus.
“The ever-increasing dialogue between Russia and Belarus opens up more opportunities for cooperation at the regional level. Our region has long had friendly and commercial relations with Belarus. We must develop them within the framework of the cooperation agreement between Adygea and Belarus last year. I am convinced that the visit of the Belarusian delegation to our republic will give a practical format to the agreements, fill the interaction with new content. This is especially important today, in the new economic conditions, while we are actively exploiting vacant niches. We must exploit these opportunities,” said Murat Kumpilov.
Aleksandr Yakovchits conveyed the greetings of the country’s leadership, thanked for the warm welcome and expressed hope for future cooperation, stressing the positive dynamics of trade between Belarus and Adygea. Last year, trade grew by 30% year-on-year. Exports and imports increased.
The main exports of Belarus to Adygea are dairy and meat products, furniture and mechanical engineering products. In turn, Adygea exports food products, a number of industrial goods to Belarus, including gearboxes and hydraulic manipulators. The export of mineral water has increased considerably.
“We have laid the foundations. We have made serious progress within the framework of the cooperation agreement. The Belarusian government assigned me to be a liaison officer both during our first visit to Adygea and to the future, to ensure that our cooperation is swift and unhindered.” We have no doubt that today’s rich program will bring results. We will study and work out possible aspects of cooperation, specify mutually beneficial projects and organize a return visit of a delegation from Adygea. We have something to offer us in various fields. of activity,” said Alexander Yakovchits.
During the meeting, the head of Adygea spoke about the investment potential of the republic, ways to strengthen trade, economic, educational and cultural ties. Cooperation with industrial enterprises is very promising, he said. The parties also noted the need to further strengthen humanitarian contacts, develop cultural, educational, tourism and sports exchanges.
Belarus and the Republic of Adygea of Russia have entered into a government-to-government agreement on cooperation in trade, economy, science, technology and culture in 2021.