Uzbek-Belarusian business forum and exhibition to take place in Tashkent

Tashkent, Uzbekistan ( -- The Uzbek-Belarusian forum of business and interregional cooperation, as well as the cooperation exchange in the B2B format, will be held 2018 in Tashkent on 12 September as part of the official visit of President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Uzbekistan.

The organizers of the events are the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan, embassies, as well as other state bodies and business associations of the two states.

Representatives of the government, heads of regions, business enterprises, as well as more than 300 representatives of business circles from both countries, including management of 38 major Belarusian companies, will take part in the events.

Within the framework of the forum it is planned to hold negotiations between representatives of business in the agricultural, machine-building, energy, pharmaceutical industries, as well as mining, food and light industries. As a result of the activities, investment and trade agreements are expected to be signed.

- There is a free trade regime between Uzbekistan and Belarus, in January-July of 2018 the trade turnover between the countries increased three times as compared to the same period of the previous year and amounted to US$229.5 million, - the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Jamshid Khodjaev said. - The main export items, which increased 65% in the first half of 2018, are textile products (67.4%), fresh and processed fruits and vegetables (16.6%), vehicles (4.8%), and services (2.2%).

Also on 14-19 September 2018, Uzexpocentre will host an exhibition of Belarusian producers “Made in Belarus” with the participation of more than 150 enterprises-flagships in such areas as engineering, transport, chemistry, petrochemistry, construction, woodworking, agriculture, food, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, light industry, science and technology, education, book printing, sports and tourism.

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