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20 Dec 2017

Belarus, Uzbekistan to step up cooperation in mechanical engineering, agribusiness, pharmaceutics

MINSK, 20 December (BelTA) – Belarus and Uzbekistan will invigorate cooperation in mechanical engineering, agribusiness, pharmaceutics, BelTA learned from Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Mikhail Rusy during the fifth session of the Belarus-Uzbekistan intergovernmental cooperation commission.

The official said: “We intend to advance cooperation in various sectors. As for agribusiness we suggest a number of projects in artificial selection, seed farming, and animal husbandry. As for mechanical engineering and manufacturing cooperation, MTZ tractors are now assembled by the agricultural machinery factory in Tashkent. Headway has been made into future establishment of joint ventures and the development of mutual trade. We also have serious approaches to cooperation in pharmaceutical industry, some progress in setting up enterprises to make medications, including for selling them to third countries.”

Other proposals on advancing Belarus-Uzbekistan cooperation include the creation of a retail chain to sell Belarusian products in Uzbekistan and Uzbek products in Belarus. Light industry clusters may be established as well. There are plans to expand cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan in civil engineering.

Belarus and Uzbekistan also intend to advance cooperation in humanitarian sphere. “We are ready to sign an agreement between our ministries on cooperation in healthcare. We have yet to finish work on our cooperation in education, personnel training and retraining. As for culture, Belarusian Culture Days will be held in Uzbekistan in 2018. It is a very significant event,” noted the deputy prime minister of Belarus.


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