Posted: 05.10.2022 11:30:00

Petrishenko: Belarus is keen to expand trade-economic liaisons with Azerbaijan

This was stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko during his meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Belarus Ulvi Bakhshaliyev, BelTA reports


“Despite the new geopolitical challenges that life throws at us, the dynamics of our interaction can be the envy of many partners. Contacts continue at the top and high levels, including within international organisations and integration formats. In particular, this year Belarus’ Prime Minister visited Azerbaijan. The difficult world political situation has not had a negative impact on our relations. On the contrary, we have always supported each other in difficult times, and this tradition is preserved,” Igor Petrishenko said.

The trade turnover between the two countries continues to grow in terms of key items. “Belarus has significantly increased the supply of transformers and cable products, timber, lumber and wood-based panels, as well as food to Azerbaijan. A reliable channel has also been established for the purchase of Azerbaijani vegetables and fruits, which have replaced imports from unfriendly countries. The Belarusian side is interested in further expanding and diversifying trade-economic co-operation, and we have all the necessary resources for this,” Igor Petrishenko stressed.

Belarus presented its national expositions at the largest international exhibitions in Baku: the Caspian Agro agricultural exhibition and the InterFood Azerbaijan food industry exhibition, the Caspian Oil & Gas exhibition, the ADEX defence exhibition, and our country will also participate in the International Exhibition of Medical Innovations, which is scheduled for November 3rd-5th. “I would also like to see national Azerbaijani expositions at the largest exhibitions in Belarus, e.g., Azerbaijani producers of fresh fruits and vegetables among the participants of the Prodexpo international exhibition, as well as the Belagro annual forum, which is held in Belarus in early June,” the Deputy PM added.