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13 Sep 2018

Lukashenko invites Uzbekistan to branch out into Afghanistan’s market together

Lukashenko invites Uzbekistan to branch out into Afghanistan’s market together

TASHKENT, 13 September (BelTA) – Belarus and Uzbekistan can branch out into the market of Afghanistan together, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the extended negotiations with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on13 September, BelTA informs.

“We would like Uzbek friends to help us cooperate with Afghanistan. But we do not want to penetrate this market alone. We want to promote our products in that country together. Therefore, we can make products, including complex machine building equipment, in Uzbekistan and help Afghan people together. They will appreciate it, they need everything,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

The head of state remarked that the marked of Afghanistan does not need super harvesters and complicated tractors. They need simple equipment. “We are prepared to assemble such equipment in Uzbekistan and then sell it in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Afghanistan,” he added.

The president emphasized that Belarus does not suggest setting up joint enterprises and sharing experience with Uzbekistan as an act of charity. “Uzbekistan is ready to pay for these technologies and to support the opening of joint ventures. What else do we need? Growing production needs markets, and a 33-million-strong market is a very attractive option. Apart from the market of Uzbekistan, there is a colossal region nearby,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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