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10 Mar 2015

Tashkent to host meeting Belarus-Uzbekistan intergovernmental commission 12 March

MINSK, 10 March (BelTA) - The fourth session of the joint intergovernmental commission on bilateral cooperation between Belarus and Uzbekistan will be held in Tashkent on 12 March, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry.

The Belarusian delegation will be headed by Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusy. The Uzbek delegation will be led by Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade Eler Ganiev. The Belarusian delegation will include representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Industry, Agriculture and Food, Health, the concerns Belneftekhim, Bellegprom, and Belgospishcheprom, the Grodno Office of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Eximgarant of Belarus, Svetlogorsk Khimvolokno and others.

During the meeting the commission is set to discuss the trends and prospects of the Belarusian-Uzbek cooperation, including in the areas of agriculture, industry, education, health, science and technology. The meeting participants will also review the status of implementation of joint industrial projects and development of the legal framework.

Meetings are scheduled with senior officials of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry, representatives of the government bodies and business agencies.

In 2014, the trade between Belarus and Uzbekistan totaled $102.8 million (81.7% as against the trade in 2013). Export amounted to $67 million. Belarus’ major exports in 2014 were parts and accessories for vehicles and tractors, drugs, containers for compressed or liquefied gas, non-electric household equipment for cooking, wood-fiber boards, sugar, tractors and trucks, refrigerators, road-building machinery, complex synthetic threads, tires. Belarus imported mainly unkempt cotton fiber, cotton yarn, cars, and grapes from Uzbekistan. In 2014 Belarus exported $3.8 million worth of services to Uzbekistan, which was up 3.1% from 2013.

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