Dairy production facility with Belarus' participation to open in Georgia
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb.21
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
A dairy production facility with Belarus' participation will be set up in Georgia, Belarusian Ambassador to Georgia Mikhail Myatlikov said, Trend reports citing Georgian media.
He made the remark on the sidelines of the session of Belarus-Georgia intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation on Feb.19, 2020.
The Georgian delegation led by Natia Turnava, arrived in Minsk for the sixth meeting of the Belarus-Georgia intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation.
The committee has been operating since July 2010. The previous meeting of the committee was held in Tbilisi on March 21, 2019.
“Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas is expected to visit Georgia on March 26-27, 2020. The economic forum of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry will be held during the visit. Plans are in place to open a dairy factory with Belarusian capital. It will use Belarusian raw materials and will be called Tbilisi Dairy Factory,” Myatlikov said.
Besides, two shops selling Belarusian goods are expected to open in Georgia in March 2020.
Speaking about mutual trade, Mikhail Myatlikov noted that the Belarusian exports to Georgia decreased as the Belarusian manufacturer of agricultural machines Gomselmash completed the delivery of harvesters. However, the exports of services increased to reach $28 million in 2019.
“These are transportation, medical, tourism, educational and others services. They have been growing at a good pace,” the ambassador noted at the meeting.
In 2019, the trade between Belarus and Georgia totaled $86.4 million, down 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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