Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss agricultural cooperation

Belarus, Kazakhstan discuss agricultural cooperation

Cooperation of Eurasian Economic Union partners - Belarus and Kazakhstan - was discussed in Gomel July 21. Despite the recently decreased trade turnover the two states have the necessary potential for restoring the bilateral trade.

Bakytzhan Sagintayev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan:
We came out with a proposal to jointly produce sugar beet and corn. At one time, in our southern regions of Kazakhstan, sugar beet was grown in large volumes in Almaty and Zhambyl regions. Unfortunately, we have started to lose this culture in the last few years, our sugar mills began to stop. We know about the great experience of Belarus in this area. We call on our colleagues to work together in this direction.

Vasily Matyushevsky, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
We hope that still price matters will restore somehow in the middle term but the main thing is not to lose the main mutual niches where we interact.

Belarusian exports to Kazakhstan are extremely wide, ranging from milk to tractors. Overall, Belarus occupies a special place in the program of industrialization of Kazakhstan.

Today the countries are successfully developing joint production of mining and quarrying equipment, tractors and combines.

Alexander Kamko, Director General of Gomselmash:
The Kazakh market is very important for us. We supply there 400 combines annually and this year we plan to sell 500. Of course, they are the fruits of our joint production projects.