Belarus-Africa business forum held in Minsk

Belarus-Africa business forum held in Minsk

Belarus and African states are counting on increasing commodity circulation up to three billion dollars. The first joint economic forum is held in Minsk on June 6, 2017. More than 70 representatives of authorities and businessmen from ten countries are taking part in the event.

The two sides see a big potential for cooperation in many sectors. To be more precise, foreign guests are interested in Belarus’ agriculture; there are plans on exporting Belarusian mining trucks, buses and cargo vehicles.

What is more, the sides are eager to develop mutual trade. As it became clear, The African export-import bank will open a credit line worth 150 million dollars for buying Belarusian products.

Benedict Oramah, Chairman of the African export-import bank:
Belarusian machinery is rather interesting: mining trucks, cargo vehicles, buses. We hope for Belarus to be interested in our products as well. Our country is a source of some raw materials and agriculture goods.

Igor Brylo, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Belarus:
Of course, Belarus is interested in trade with the African Continent. Dried milk, children’s food need to be exported to the African market. These are the main positions of Belarus. Belarus can export beef, sausages.

Valentin Rybakov,Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Belarus:
The support of industrial production in Africa means added value and new working places. It is food security of a state in agriculture.

The meeting is held within the Belarusian Agricultural week. The program is rather fruitful. During their stay the African delegation will visit a range of large Belarusian plants.