Posted: 17.02.2022 09:04:00

Belarus to enhance liaisons with India in pharmaceuticals, IT and education

Grodno Region plans to intensify co-operation with India in pharmaceuticals, IT and education, BelTA reports


The Chairman of the Grodno Regional Executive Committee, Vladimir Karanik, met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Belarus, Alok Ranjan Jha, to discuss a range of areas for future co-operation.

According to Mr. Karanik, relations between the region and India are now developing dynamically: in particular, Belarusian petrochemical products are actively supplied to this country. "Exports of educational services are another avenue. One hundred fifty Indian citizens study at the Grodno State Medical University alone. Indians also study at Grodno’s Yanka Kupala State University. Their number is growing from year to year, and the trend needs to be maintained," Mr. Karanik said.

As noted during the meeting, a project dealing with construction of a pharmaceutical plant in Skidel with involvement of Indian capital has great potential. The facility is ready and, according to Mr. Karanik, it is now necessary to jointly ensure its sustainable operation, expand the range of products, and realise its export potential.

"I see that the Grodno Region presents huge economic opportunities for the development of co-operation. I would like to appreciate the IT sector: Belarus in general and Grodno in particular boast a huge potential in this area, while India is a world leader in this field. Therefore, interesting co-operation projects are possible here," the Indian diplomat noted, adding that the spheres of pharmaceuticals, manufacturing of agricultural machinery, chemical and food production, primarily dairy products, are of special interest as well.