Georgia to purchase electric buses from Belarus
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 24
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia will acquire eight electric buses made in Belarus, Trend reports citing the website of the Georgian government.
As part of his official visit to Belarus, Georgian Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze visited the Belkommunmash plant in Minsk and examined the public electric vehicles assembled at the enterprise.
Earlier, Belkommunmash won the tender for the purchase of buses for the Black Sea resort city of Batumi. As part of the tender agreement, eight buses will be delivered in the first half of 2020.
Belarusian products are in high demand in Georgia, the report said. In 2018, Georgia exported goods worth over $28 million to Belarus, while imports from Belarus exceeded $58 million.
Georgia and Belarus established diplomatic relations in 1994. Relations between the two countries began to develop rapidly after 2015, when President of Belarus Lukashenko paid an official visit to Tbilisi.
There is a visa-free regime between the countries, and direct flights are operated between Tbilisi and Minsk. The Georgian Embassy has been operating in Minsk since 2008. In December 2016, the embassy of Belarus was opened in Tbilisi.