Belarus shows interest in Georgia’s logistics potential
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 19
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Belarus shows interest in Georgia’s logistics potential, Georgian Economic Minister Natia Turnava said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
She made the remarks during a meeting with Belarusian Prime Minister Sergei Rumas on Feb.19. A delegation of Georgia, headed by Economic Minister Natia Turnava is paying a two-day visit to Minsk, Belarus.
''Belarus is interested in diversifying the supply of goods to third countries through Georgia or vice versa, so that new goods come into Belarus through the Black Sea, in particular, through the port infrastructure of Georgia,'' said the minister.
The parties discussed the issues of deepening trade and economic relations between the two countries.
According to Turnava, Georgia may benefit both parties as a logistic hub.
Georgian government also offered the Belarusian side to sell joint products in the ports of Georgia.
''We offer Belarus to discuss the issue of construction of joint terminals, storages, and logistic hubs. It will further intensify our trade and transport relations,'' Turnava added.
In 2019, the trade between Belarus and Georgia totaled $86.4 million, down by 0.6 percent year-on-year. The exports made up $50.8 million (down by 21.4 percent), the imports reached $35.6 million (up by 59.9 percent). Belarus' main exports to Georgia included synthetic thread, milk and dairy products, medications, electric transformers and other goods.
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