Nigeria may start assembling Belarusian tractors

Nigeria may start assembling Belarusian tractors

A facility to assemble Belarusian tractors may appear in Nigeria. Already in early April, a delegation of businessmen from that African country will hold talks with Minsk Tractor Works (MTZ).

This prospect was voiced by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to Russia and Belarus Steve Davis Ugbah during the forum "Africa. Export prospects" on March 27 in Minsk.

Steve Davis Ugbah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nigeria to Russia and Belarus:
This event is a good way to talk about the possibilities of Nigeria for Belarus and to find out what Belarus can offer to Nigeria: establish contacts and exchange information.

It should be noted that Belarus works a lot with the countries of the African continent. The main emphasis is on the promotion of the machine-building industry. In addition, there are already some pilot projects on the development of mineral deposits in Africa. Belarus actively offers its services in education and health, petrochemistry and agriculture. Belarusian enterprises signed contracts worth $58 million with Zimbabwe in early March.

Vladimir Ulakhovich, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:
It's easy to say, but it's hard to decide to go to Africa. All countries are very different. There are some issues Africa faces today and we also understand this.

Our task is to motivate enterprises, to tell them about the support instruments that the Chamber of Commerce, the Development Bank, Beleximgarant, our diplomatic agencies, and the state as a whole have.