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29 Oct 2015

Belarus interested in promoting agricultural cooperation with Germany

MINSK, 29 October (BelTA) – Belarus is interested in promoting agricultural cooperation with Germany, Belarus Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats said as he met with Ambassador of Germany to Belarus Peter Dettmar on 29 October, BelTA has learned.

“Our country does its best to promote business and to make it attractive for foreign investments. Unfortunately, not many German companies work in the Belarusian agricultural industry today. We are going to deepen trade and economic relations which will benefit the two countries,” the minister stressed.

Leonid Zayats said that the construction of a new workshop to produce summer sausages and other meat products at Gomel Meat Packing Plant, the renovation of Kalinkovichi Dairy Factory and the manufacture of whole milk products there, the construction of a rabbit meat production facility are the most promising projects for German investors. The projects are worth several dozens of millions of euros. Leonid Zayats noted that the Belarusian side is ready to consider all cooperation proposals ranging from the establishment of joint ventures to direct investments.

Peter Dettmar expressed readiness to popularize these projects with German businessmen. He also handed over an official invitation for the conference of agriculture ministers which will take place as part of the Green Week expo in Berlin in January to Leonid Zayats. Besides, the German side is ready to provide consultation services regarding the certification of Belarusian foodstuffs and the delivery of them to the EU, the promotion of Belarusian products on the EU markets.

At the end of November, the Eastern Committee of the German Economy will organize a trip to Germany for Belarusian businessmen. Peter Dettmar expressed hope that the delegation will include representatives of the manufacturing industry and agribusiness.

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