As a Belarusian delegation visited Tajikistan, Agriculture and Food Minister Ivan Krupko met with Deputy Prime Minister of Tajikistan Gulmakhmadzoda Davlatshoh Kurbonali. The parties discussed manufacturing cooperation and the development of trade and economic cooperation, the Agriculture and Food Ministry press service reported.
Belarus and Tajikistan have signed over 60 bilateral agreements. Regular sessions of the Belarus-Tajikistan intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation are held. The sessions help implement new bilateral projects and help increase trade turnover.
Since 2016 Belarus-Tajikistan trade has increased 5.5-fold, to $111.7 in 2020. Belarus’ export rose virtually 6.2-fold, to $109.6 million or by 330.1% as against 2019. Import totaled $2.1 million. Foreign trade surplus stood at $107.5 million.
Belarus’ main exports to Tajikistan are automobiles, sugar, tractors and truck tractors, flour, meat by-products and fish, stationery made of paper and cardboard, chipboards and other goods. Belarus imports cotton yarn, dried fruits, mixtures of nuts and dried fruits, green cotton yarn.
An AOZT Agrotekhservis enterprise to assemble Belarusian agricultural machines has been set up in Hisor. A center to train operators and maintenance specialists for the agricultural machines used in Tajik fields functions there as well. The Belarusian side is interested in expanding the product range the enterprise assembles by including forage harvesters, mounted tools and more tractors. (BelTA/Business World Magazine)