Belarus can increase the supply of food products to the Chinese province of Hunan, stated on April 13 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the Secretary of the Committee of the Communist Party of China in Hunan Province, Du Jiao.
The region has developed agriculture, mining and steel industry. In accordance with the agreements concluded earlier, the Chinese province is closely cooperating with the Mogilev region of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
We are interested in the successful implementation of the previously concluded contracts, in particular, with Zoomlion. In February 2017, the Belarusian-Chinese enterprise for the production of construction and municipal machinery was registered in the free economic zone Mogilev. The plant Strommashina is preparing for a joint assembly of crane equipment. We hope that Zoomlion will work with dignity in the industrial park Great Stone. Given the benefits we granted it can quickly establish a high-tech production. And these products will be in demand not only in Belarus, but also in Russia, the European Union.
We can increase supplies to your province of food, especially dairy products from the Mogilev region. Container trains with goods go by rail through Belarus to Europe but they return half-empty. We could load them with quality milk, yoghurts, ice cream, demand for which grows in China every day.
At the meeting, the sides considered an opportunity to open a representative office of Hunan Province in Mogilev. In 2016, the trade between Belarus and China amounted to $2.5 billion.