Economic cooperation at the level of regions was considered in the Gomel Region of Belarus by India’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Belarus Rajendra Kumar Tyagi and Governor of the Gomel region Alexander Yakobson.
Alexander Yakobson suggested setting up a joint venture in pharmacology in the free economic zone Gomel-Raton. In his turn, the diplomat said India was interested in establishing contacts between Indian agrarians and the production association Gomselmash, which makes agricultural machinery. According to him, business relations between the Belarusian region and India will be promoted by the participation of Belarusian manufacturers in agricultural exhibitions that are frequently held in India.
Rajendra Kumar Tyagi appreciated the quality of education in Belarus. According to him, the best proof is the fact that Indian graduates of Belarusian universities show excellent professional skills at home. The ambassador said he was convinced that Indian students felt more comfortable in Belarus than in some English-speaking countries, where there are no language barriers. Therefore, the number of Indian students eager to study in Belarus will be increasing, he said.
Alexander Yakobson invited the Indian diplomat to visit the exhibition Spring in Gomel-2006 and partake in the Gomel investment forum slated for May 2006. He also asked Rajendra Kumar Tyagi to inform Indian businessmen of these events and new opportunities.