Igor Dodon visits Minsk Tractor Works

Igor Dodon visits Minsk Tractor Works

The trade turnover between Belarus and Moldova should double to hit $400 million. On July 12, the President of Moldova, Igor Dodon, arrived in Minsk on a working visit.

From the National Airport, the motorcade headed to President Hotel, where the Moldovan leader met with representatives of the business community. Igor Dodon expressed readiness for a dialogue with the Belarusian businesses and also stressed that the countries aim to increase turnover. In addition, Moldova is interested in industrial cooperation with Belarus. We are talking about expanding the assembly of Belarusian tractors. In particular Moldova is interested in high-power tractors.

July 12, Igor Dodon visited the flagship of machine building - Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ). The Moldovan leader not only got acquainted with the model range of the enterprise, but also tested the most powerful tractor in the line.

Igor Dodon, President of the Republic of Moldova:
I will reveal the secret: my father-in-law worked all his life as a tractor driver on an MTZ tractor. For me MTZ models are already familiar, I dreamed of visiting this plant.

More than 600 units of the plant are sold annually in Moldova. More than 60% of the Moldovan market is, of course, MTZ. It is popular. I am very glad that we recently started joint projects in Moldova - at this stage for the domestic market. But I am sure that there is an opportunity to enter the European market.

Igor Dodon visits Belarus as the head of Moldova for the first time. On July 13, negotiations with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko are planned. It is expected that the leaders of the two countries will discuss the whole range of Belarusian-Moldovan relations. It is noteworthy that the meeting will be held in Vitebsk, where the opening ceremony of the International Festival Slavianski Bazaar will take place on this day.