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15 Aug 2017

Belarusian MTZ to sell more tractor models to Afghanistan

MINSK, 15 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian mechanical engineering company MTZ intends to expand the choice of tractor models, which are sold to Afghanistan, BelTA learned from Yuri Pototurko, MTZ Acting Deputy Director General for Marketing, MTZ Marketing Director, as Chief Executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah visited the company on 15 August.

At present MTZ sells Belarus 510 tractors to Afghanistan. The tractor model is designed for various agricultural operations and auxiliary transportation operations. The design is simplified as much as possible and is in demand in Southeast Asia and Central Asia. “We suggest expanding the model range of tractors sold to Afghanistan. The factory makes about 200 models. We can select a model range to match any requirements,” said Yuri Pototurko.

MTZ and Afghan companies have been connected for a long time. Since 1956 the Belarusian tractor maker has shipped over 20,000 tractors to Afghanistan. Shipments increased in the last few years. “We intend to ship 525 tractors this year. Some 300 tractors have been shipped already. Last year we delivered 470 tractors. Thus, shipments are expected to increase,” stated Yuri Pototurko.

Javid Faisal, Press Secretary of the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, talked to mass media about the development of relations between countries. He said: “We hope for fruitful bilateral cooperation in trade, business, and the establishment of joint ventures. We are interested in facilitating visa regulations between the countries, including for the sake of invigorating the flow of business from one country to another.”

Abdullah Abdullah was made familiar with the models MTZ makes and went for a ride in the Belarus 4522 tractor, one of the most powerful vehicles made by the Belarusian company. He also left a note in the distinguished visitors book.


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