BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 13
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Belarus is interested in cooperation with Georgia in the husbandry sector, Trend reports with reference to Georgian media.
Prospects of the cooperation in this field were discussed at a meeting of Minister of Agriculture and Food of Belarus Anatoly Khotko with Minister of Agriculture of Georgia's Autonomous Republic of Adjara Tite Aroshidze during his visit to Minsk.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Belarus Valeri Kvaratskhelia also attended the meeting.
The parties discussed issues of increasing trade and economic cooperation between the countries in the field of agriculture, including the expansion of mutual supplies of agricultural products and food.
Belarusian minister expressed interest and willingness to cooperate with Georgia on the development of animal husbandry, food supply, sharing the experience, and the supply of agricultural products and equipment.
Reportedly, there is also interest in implementing joint agricultural projects in Georgia including provision of Belarusian-made equipment and Belarusian breeding products.
Among the proposed areas of cooperation also are training services for Georgian students in Belarusian higher education institutions of agricultural profile, as well as training and retraining of Georgian farmers.
The turnover of agricultural products and food products between Belarus and Georgia from January through September 2019 amounted to $25.7 million.
In 2018, trade between the countries amounted to $35 million (12.8 percent higher compared to 2017).
To strengthen trade and economic ties, Belarusian-Georgian Business Council and Interdepartmental Working Group on the development of trade and economic cooperation between the Republic of Belarus and Georgia have been created.
The legal framework for the bilateral cooperation is based on more than 60 documents, including two interstate, 15 intergovernmental and 18 interdepartmental agreements.
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